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ASU casts wide net in presidential search


Members of Alabama State University Presidential Search Committee want to expand the pool of potential applicants. They want to make sure business leaders, government officials and even high-ranking military members keep the university as an option.

"Traditionally it's been an academic approach, come up through the ranks and make it to college president," said Donald Watkins, a member of the Presidential Search Committee But in recent years, we've seen different pathways."

Watkins is chair of a subcommittee charged with coming up with desired qualifications for the next president.

"We may be the right opportunity for someone who looking for a different challenge. Someone's who's a proven leader, a demonstrated leader."

The full committee will meet again next week to reduce the field even more.

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