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Ohio University names three candidates for president who will participate in on-campus interviews
May 4, 2004

The Ohio Presidential Search Committee has announced the names of three presidential candidates who have been invited to campus for interviews. The on-campus interviews to be held with various university constituencies will begin Thursday, May 6. The three individuals selected are:

  • David C. Hodge, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. Hodge earned his bachelor's degree from Macalester College in 1970 and his master's degree (1973) and doctorate (1975) from the Pennsylvania State University. All three degrees are in geography.

  • Robert A. Kennedy, executive vice president and provost, University of Maine. Kennedy earned his bachelor's degree in plant science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 1968 and his doctorate in botany from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974.

  • Roderick J. McDavis, provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of education at Virginia Commonwealth University. McDavis earned his bachelor's degree in social sciences in secondary education from Ohio University in 1970, his master's degree in student personnel administration from the University of Dayton in 1971 and his doctorate in counselor education and higher education administration from the University of Toledo in 1974.

"All three candidates have outstanding credentials and have impressed members of the search committee with their professional and personal skills and vision for Ohio University," said committee chair and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Robert Walter.

Additional information on the candidates and their campus visits will be updated on the university's Presidential Search Web site at  Interview schedules will be posted to the site as information becomes available.

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