Five finalists named in Florida Polytechnic University presidential search

The Florida Polytechnic University Presidential Search Committee has announced the names of five finalists that will be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for consideration.

Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, is set to leave his post at the end of the spring semester.

The five individuals being presented include:

  • H. Keith Moo-Young – Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • David P. Norton – Vice President for Research; President of University of Florida Research Foundation; Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
  • Daniel W. O’ Sullivan – Vice Provost; Professor of Chemistry, U.S. Naval Academy
  • G. Devin Stephenson – President, Northwest Florida State College
  • Bjong Wolf Yeigh – Former Chancellor; Professor of Engineering, University of Washington, Bothell

The next steps for the finalists will be in-person interviews with the University Board of Trustees as well as campus forums with stakeholders such as students, faculty and staff.

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