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Announcement of New Embry-Riddle President Imminent

14 February 2017   Jason Kadah

According to Jason Kadah, Public Information Officer for the Prescott Embry Riddle Aeronautical University campus, Dr. Frank Ayers will continue as the local Chancellor. 

After the unanimous endorsement of candidates presented to the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) as well as student and faculty representatives of the Embry-Riddle Presidential Search Committee, the process has quickly moved to the selection stage as candidates for the university’s next president position are on the Daytona Beach campus this week for final interviews.

At this stage, final candidates are being presented to the university’s Board of Trustees and respective student and faculty delegates. Florida-based firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates has led the executive search and worked in conjunction with a University search committee made up of trustees, faculty, staff and students. The search, which was initiated last fall, has resulted in 273 inquiries and more than 106 nominations and applications from high-skilled individuals from diverse disciplines, gender and ethnic backgrounds.

An announcement of the new president could come as early as this week, according to the Presidential Search Committee Chairman Mori Hosseini.

“The level of immediate and unparalleled enthusiasm across the representative committees for these finalists has made it apparent that Embry-Riddle will have a new president very soon,” said Hosseini, who also serves as the University’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

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