No local candidates for next CSU president

About 75 candidates have been considered in the search for the next president of Columbus State University.

Twenty-nine of these candidates were nominated for the position, George Stanton, chair of the presidential search and advisory committee said in a statement posted on CSU's Web site after the group's last meeting on Feb. 26.

Stanton said that 36 of the candidates have completed applications. There are no local candidates in the search at this point; the nomination and application process will come to a "soft close" on March 12.

Names provided after the application process comes to a "soft close" will be considered only if the search and screening committee wishes to do so.

The nine members of the committee will begin receiving completed curriculum vitae from the firm helping to conduct the search, Parker Executive Search, on March 3.

On March 15, the committee will meet and select candidates to be invited for interviews by satellite on the weekend of March 28. After the committee meets in Atlanta for those interviews, finalist candidates will be invited to Columbus for on-campus interviews.

CSU's current president, Frank Brown, announced in August 2007 that he would retire on June 30.