USU President Search Narrowed Down To 4 Finalists

Oct 20, 2016

Officials have announced the final four candidates in the running to become the next president of Utah State University.

The picks announced Wednesday include Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter, Utah State University Provost Noelle Cockett, Boise State University Research and Economic Development Vice President Mark Rudin, and Keith Miller, the former president of Virginia State University.

A 25-person committee selected the finalists from about 40 applicants. The search committee was comprised of members from the Utah Board of Regents as well as USU's board of trustees, faculty, students and alumni.

The university's next president will replace Stan Albrecht, who announced his decision to retire in February after 11 years in the position.

USU is the state's fourth-largest school with more than 28,000 students.