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State college system names finalists for leader’s post

September 25, 2018

A Nebraska state senator, higher education officials from South Dakota and Missouri, and the president of a small college in Texas are the finalists for chancellor of Nebraska’s state college system.

Dr. John Kuehn, a veterinarian and state senator from Heartwell, is among the foursome.

Also in the running:

Thom Chesney, president of Brookhaven College in Texas.Rusty Monhollon, assistant commissioner for academic affairs at the Missouri Department of Higher Education.Paul Turman, system vice president for academic affairs, South Dakota Board of Regents.

The state college trustees intend to interview the candidates Sunday and Monday in Lincoln. They are seeking a replacement for Stan Carpenter, who is stepping down after a long run as chancellor . The system includes Wayne, Peru and Chadron State Colleges.

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