Murray State Presidential Search http://wkms.org en A Conversation with Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State's Next President http://wkms.org/post/conversation-dr-bob-davies-murray-states-next-president <p>Coming from the West, Dr. Robert O. "Bob" Davies assumes the presidency of Murray State University this July. Dr. Davies and his sister thought of themselves as "university brats" growing up. Kate Lochte speaks with Davies about his family and his experiences interviewing for his new job, from his office at EOU.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:26:40 +0000 Kate Lochte 39472 at http://wkms.org A Conversation with Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State's Next President MSU Board Names Two Presidents Today Including Bob Davies http://wkms.org/post/msu-board-names-two-presidents-today-including-bob-davies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Murray State University Board of Regents named two presidents today during the Board’s quarterly meeting.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Current President Tim Miller has had “interim” listed before his title. Today, the board officially named Miller the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">12</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> President of Murray State. A teary-eyed Miller was “completely surprised” by the announcement.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:53:44 +0000 Chad Lampe 39214 at http://wkms.org MSU Board Names Two Presidents Today Including Bob Davies MSU Presidential Finalists- At a Glance http://wkms.org/post/msu-presidential-finalists-glance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State hosts two finalists for the top job at the University on Monday and Tuesday. The finalists are Dr. Robert (Bob) O. Davies, current president of Eastern Oregon University, and Dr. James (Jim) M. Smith, current president of Northern State University in South Dakota.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A third candidate self-selected out of consideration due to health concerns.</span></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Rob Canning 39116 at http://wkms.org MSU Presidential Finalists- At a Glance Northern State University President James Smith is Second MSU Presidential Finalist http://wkms.org/post/northern-state-university-president-james-smith-second-msu-presidential-finalist <p>The second presidential finalist for Murray State's Presidency will visit campus Monday and Tuesday. &nbsp; James (Jim) Smith has been president at <a href="http://www.northern.edu/Pages/default.aspx">Northern State University</a> since 2009.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>The following is information gleaned from Northern State University's bio of Smith.</p><p></p><p><strong>James Smith</strong></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:12:24 +0000 Chad Lampe & Parker Franklin 39113 at http://wkms.org Northern State University President James Smith is Second MSU Presidential Finalist Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies is One of Two Presidential Finalists http://wkms.org/post/eastern-oregon-university-president-bob-davies-one-two-presidential-finalists <p></p><p>Murray State Presidential Candidate Robert (B0b) O. Davies &nbsp;is the first to&nbsp;visit campus. Davies is one of two finalists for MSU's top job. A third candidate self-selected out of consideration due to health concerns.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Davies' itinerary is at the end of this post. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The following is information from Davies' bio page at his current institution, Eastern Oregon University.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:36:25 +0000 Chad Lampe & Parker Franklin 39087 at http://wkms.org Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies is One of Two Presidential Finalists Randy Dunn Officially Named New SIU President http://wkms.org/post/randy-dunn-officially-named-new-siu-president <p>UPDATE:&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Southern Illinois University’s next president is Randy Dunn. </span></p><p><a href="http://news.wsiu.org/post/siu-names-randy-dunn-president">According to&nbsp;WSIU</a>, Trustees made the announcement today at the&nbsp;SIU&nbsp;Edwardsville&nbsp;campus.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board Chairman </span>Randal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thomas says he doesn’t expect big changes from Dunn right away, but expects he’ll leave his mark sooner rather than later.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:47:05 +0000 WSIU and WKMS 38728 at http://wkms.org Randy Dunn Officially Named New SIU President How Much Notice is 'Ample' Ahead of MSU Presidential Candidates' Visits? http://wkms.org/post/how-much-notice-ample-ahead-msu-presidential-candidates-visits <p></p><p>Murray State’s faculty and staff would like ample time to review the presidential candidates before the Board of Regents selects the next president. At present, planned visits from three finalists are scheduled March 11-13. &nbsp;The board would likely select MSU’s next president on Friday, March 14<sup> </sup>during its quarterly meeting.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:05:05 +0000 Chad Lampe 38615 at http://wkms.org How Much Notice is 'Ample' Ahead of MSU Presidential Candidates' Visits? Murray State University Presidential Search Committee Narrows Candidates to Three http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-university-presidential-search-committee-narrows-candidates-three <p></p><p>Murray State University’s presidential search committee narrowed its search to three finalists in a unanimous decision at today’s closed meeting.</p><p>Committee Chairman Steve Williams says the finalists’ names likely won’t be released until next month and that Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris will make that decision. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:27:40 +0000 Whitney Jones 38560 at http://wkms.org Murray State University Presidential Search Committee Narrows Candidates to Three Narrowing The Field-MSU Presidential Search Committee Meets Friday http://wkms.org/post/narrowing-field-msu-presidential-search-committee-meets-friday <p></p><p>The Murray State Presidential Search Committee meets Friday to narrow the list of candidates from 10 to a short list of finalists. The closed session discussions, which begin shortly after 10 a.m., will be in MSU’s Alexander Hall. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:52:20 +0000 Chad Lampe 38508 at http://wkms.org Narrowing The Field-MSU Presidential Search Committee Meets Friday Williams: "I Think We've Met Our Next President..." http://wkms.org/post/williams-i-think-weve-met-our-next-president <p></p><p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#222222">Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee Chairman says he and the search committee have met MSU’s next president. Williams’ statement accompanied an MSU press release about the <a href="http://wkms.org/post/first-round-msu-presidential-interviews-weekend">weekend’s interviews</a> of the top ten candidates.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:10:38 +0000 Chad Lampe & MSU Public Relations 38001 at http://wkms.org Williams: "I Think We've Met Our Next President..."