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LSSU to bring third candidate for president to campus

Posted: November 14th, 2013

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Lake Superior State University committee that is charged with finding the university’s next president will be bringing the third of three candidates to campus this week.

Neal R. Weaver Ph.D., vice president of institutional advancement at West Texas A&M University, will be on campus Nov. 19-20.

“We are very pleased to be bringing these excellent candidates to meet the LSSU and Sault Ste. Marie communities,” said Patrick Egan, chair of the search committee as well as the LSSU Board of Trustees. “This is the opportunity to orient the candidates to our campus, our culture, and for us to understand the people who seek this very important post.”

The search team has been working through the year to find a replacement for current LSSU President Tony McLain, who announced in 2012 that he would be retiring in the coming year.

Weaver will get a tour of Sault Ste. Marie and campus on the first day of his stay, followed by dinner with the LSSU Foundation and a meeting with students in the evening. On the second day, he will have breakfast with members of the community and then meet throughout the day with a variety of campus employee groups..

Much more information on all candidates is available on the LSSU website's presidential search page. -LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315;; John Shibley, 635-2314,; Patrick Egan, 437-5526,