Pennsylvania State System vice chancellor finalist for Youngstown State presidency

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A vice chancellor for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education along with campus executives from Kentucky and Rhode Island are the three finalists in a search for Youngstown State University's next president, officials said today.

The school said its board of trustees has accepted the recommendation made by the university's presidential search committee and intends to invite the three to campus for interviews.

The finalists are:

• James Moran III, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs with the State System, whose 14 universities include California, Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana and Slippery Rock in western Pennsylvania

• Randy Dunn, president of Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

• William Decatur, executive vice president, Rhode Island School of Design

The committee, appointed in January, has worked to identify potential successors to Youngstown State president Cynthia Anderson, who is retiring July 1, officials have said.

The three finalists were culled from eight candidates interviewed last week.

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