Southern Oregon University holding open forum for presidential finalists

ASHLAND, Ore — Southern Oregon University will be bringing in five of its presidential finalists to campus throughout the month of October.

Current West Virginia University at Parkersburg President, Chris Gilmer, will be touring the Ashland and Medford campus this Thursday and Friday. The school says Gilmer had prior stints at Alcorn State University’s Vicksburg Campus, and Adams State University.

“We are hoping that not only our campus community, but the entire SOU community and its partners throughout the Rogue Valley will get involved in this process and see these candidates,” said Danny Santos, chair of the SOU Board of Trustees and of the search committee.“ We will be seeking valuable feedback from all who engage in these two-day visits, and that input will be very important in the board’s decision-making process.”

Each of the finalists will have their chance to visit the campuses for two days. The dates are: Oct. 14-15; Oct. 18-19; Oct. 21-22; Oct. 25-26; and Oct. 27-28.

Community members will be able to meet Gilmer and ask questions on Thursday October 14th at 3:15 p.m. The in-person forum will be held in room 151 of the science building on SOU’s main campus in Ashland.

The forum will also be available via ZOOM. The link can be here: SOU Presidential Search

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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