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2:39 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Dunn Withdraws From Missouri State's Search for New President

Ahead of a Monday night Board of Governor's meeting to decide on a new president of Missouri State University, Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn has self-selected out of the running for that post. In an emailed statement Dr. Dunn cites his love for Murray and Missouri State's affinity to it's internal candidate Clif Smart, as reasons for withdrawing. Smart currently serves as Missouri State's interim president, he also served as the university's general counsel. The University hosted both Dunn and Smart last week for on-site interviews.

Dunn's Statement is below:

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11:54 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Missouri State Board Might Decide On New President Tonight

Missouri State University’s Board of Governors meets tonight in a closed session in Springfield where they might select a new university President.  5th year Murray State President Randy Dunn and Missouri State interim President Clif Smart are the two finalists for the position.

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4:23 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Dr. Dunn Speaks at Open Forum During Interview for Missouri State Presidency

MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is making a case to be hired in the same post at Missouri State University in Springfield this week. Dunn is a finalist for the post and spoke at an open forum today. Among other topics, Dunn presented his approach to outreach for the university which was formerly called Southwest Missouri State University. He says,

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Higher Education
11:29 am
Mon September 24, 2012

MSU President Dr. Dunn Finalist in Search for New Missouri State President

Dr. Randy Dunn (left) and Clifton Smart III (right)

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is one of two finalists in Missouri State University’s search for a new president.

The other finalist is former Missouri State general counsel and current interim president Clifton Smart III. Dunn has served as Murray State's President since 2006. Missouri State's website indicates campus interviews for the candidates are scheduled for the week of October 7th.