Monday, January 26, 2004

ASU Chancellor Search Update

The last candidate -- one of six -- happens also to be the Lone Woman being considered for the top ASU post -- Paula Myrick Short, whose biography and resume (under "Chancellor Search" on the ASU site) is beyond impressive.

But she also happens to be simultaneously one of three top finalists for Provost of Kansas State University and is due there on campus for her on-site interview February 4th. She seems to have a "thing" for Kansas: she was one of four top finalists to become president of the Kansas Board of Regents in September 2002. Does this line from her biography help explain that? "Dr. Short is married to Dr. Rick Jay Short who is a psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia." How close is Columbia, Mo., to Manhattan, Ks.? Closer than Boone, N.C., that's for sure! Not that that has anything to do with it! Not that that has anything to do with anything.

She was named to the Tennessee Board of Regents post she now occupies in 2001. My! Things move at a regular clip, when you're on the fast track!

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