Final candidate for Marshall president position set to visit campus Monday

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The fifth and final candidate to become the 38th president of Marshall University is visiting the institution’s campus community Monday and Tuesday.

Dr. Bret Danilowicz, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton is scheduled to meet with stakeholders at Marshall’s South Charleston from 10 to 11 a.n. Monday followed by a trip to Huntington for a community reception from 5 to 6 p.m.

Dr. Bret Danilowicz

On Tuesday, Danilowicz has meetings scheduled in Huntington with Marshall staff at 9 a.m., students at 10 a.m. and faculty at 11 a.m. All Tuesday meetings are at the Shawkey Dining Room, Memorial Student Center.

Before joining Florida Atlantic, Danilowicz served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University, according to Marshall’s presidential search page. Previously, he was associate dean, then dean, of the College of Science and Technology at Georgia Southern University.

Danilowicz attained a B.S. in biology from Utica College of Syracuse University. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in zoology from Duke University, an M.A. in education leadership and management from Open University, and finally an M.B.A. from Georgia Southern University.

Last week, the four other candidates visited the Mountain State including Dr. Robyn Hannigan, the provost at Clarkson University on Oct. 11.

Hannigan was followed by Brad Smith, former Intuit CEO and Marshall alum on Tuesday. On Wednesday, IUPUI academic leader Dr. Kathy Johnson visited the South Charleston campus.

Dr. Bernard Arulanandam, the vice president for research, economic development, and knowledge enterprise at The University of Texas at San Antonio visited the campus communities on Thursday.

The Board of Governors is expected to make its final selection to replace Dr. Jerome Gilbert at its regularly scheduled Oct. 28 meeting.

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