Last Two CSC Presidential Finalists Have On-Campus Visits Today


     The last two finalists to be the next president of Chadron State College have their campus visits today. 

Dr Ron Patterson is Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at North Alabama while Dr Brent Marsh is Dean of Students and Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Mississippi.  

     Each will have an interview by the State College Trustees, a forum with faculty and staff, and an open meeting with students and the community. Both the faculty/staff and open meeting have Zoom links on the candidate’s individual page.

    Ron Patterson has been at North Alabama since 2016 in multiple leadership roles, starting as chief enrollment officer. He’s been vice president and director of the school’s Presidential Mentors’ Academy the last 3-½ years.

    Dr Patterson has also held administrative posts at Ohio’s Marietta College, the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and Christian Brothers University in Tennessee. He has a Nebraska tie – his doctorate of education in Higher Education Administration, and Leadership from Creighton University.

      Patterson will have his trustees interview this morning from 10-11:00 in the Sandoz Center, then meet with faculty and staff Zoom Link in the Student Center from 2-3:15, and have his open session in the Math Science COIL Zoom Link from 5-6:00. 

     Brent Marsh came to Mississippi in 2019 after stints at Rogers State University; Howard Payne University – where he spent a decade –  and at Bowling Green..He holds bachelors and masters degrees from Kansas State University and a doctorate from Bowling Green.

     Marsh has his faculty-staff forum this morning Zoom Link from 9:45-11:15 in the Student Center, will interview with the trustees from 2:15-3:15 in the Sandoz Center, and finishes with his open meeting in the COIL Zoom Link from 3:45-4:45. 

   The first two finalists, Nebraska College System Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr Jodi Kupper and  University of Northern Iowa Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Dr John Fritch had their campus visits yesterday.

     After interviewing Dr Marsh, the trustees will go to executive session to discuss the finalists, make their selection, and authorize Chancellor Paul Turman to negotiate a contract with the choice to succeed Dr Randy Rhine, who is retiring at the end of June.