Dates set for presidential finalists’ campus visits

February 2, 2015 | Events, News, PresidentialSearch
By Jon Strunk

The dates have been set for campus visits for The University of Toledo’s three presidential finalists.

Candidates will tour UT’s campuses; meet with faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and community members; and participate in open question-and-answer forums on Main Campus and Health Science Campus.

The dates for the visits are:

• Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 18-20 — Dr. Michele Wheatly, professor and senior adviser to the president at West Virginia University;

• Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 22-24 — Dr. Christopher Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia; and

• Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 25-27 — Dr. Sharon Gaber, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.

“We’re working very hard to ensure that through smaller meetings or the open forums, every constituency group has a chance to hear from the candidates and ask questions,” said Joesph Zerbey, chairman of the UT Board of Trustees.

“We’ll also have a way for the UT community to provide feedback on the candidates through the presidential search website. As I have said from the beginning, we are committed to being as transparent as possible throughout this process.”

The presidential search website is

Noting the visit on Sunday, Feb. 22, Zerbey emphasized that day would include a tour of UT campuses and that all interactions with members of the University community would take place during the workweek.

Zerbey said invitations to leadership groups across campus and publicity regarding the campus open forums would go out in the next few days.

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