4 named as finalists for Dakota State University presidency; candidates to visit campus


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PIERRE, South Dakota — The list of candidates for the Dakota State University presidency is down to four.

The state's Board of Regents says the three men and woman who are finalists for the top job at the school in Madison will be on campus this week. The university is looking for a president after its leader David Borofsky quit unexpectedly in August.

The finalists are: Don Capener, dean and endowed chair of the Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University; José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs and professor at Bryant University; Douglas Hensler, provost at the Naval Postgraduate School; and Thomas Mitzel, dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs at Trinity College.

Marysz Rames is serving as the interim president at DSU while the regents appoint a new leader.

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