4 are finalists for Black Hills State presidency

  • Associated Press
  • April 21, 2014 - 4:20 PM

PIERRE, S.D. — Four candidates are on the list to become the next president of Black Hills State University.

The South Dakota Board of Regents on Monday announced the finalists to replace Kay Schallenkamp, who is scheduled to retire in June.

The list includes: Lorrie Clemo, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oswego; Mary Holz-Clause, vice president for economic development at the University of Connecticut; Tom Jackson Jr., vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville; and Mark Nook, senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin System.

The finalists are expected to visit the Spearfish campus Wednesday and Thursday.

About 4,400 students attend Black Hills State. It is the third-largest among the six public universities in South Dakota.

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