Ohio University board to officially choose 21st president


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University trustees are ready to officially choose the school’s 21st president.

Three of four finalists withdrew their candidacies, leaving former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the only remaining candidate. Nellis also served as president of the University of Idaho.

The board of trustees plans to meet Wednesday morning at the university’s Dublin campus.

President Roderick McDavis left office Feb. 17, and David Descutner is serving as interim president until June 30. He is a former dean and executive vice provost.

Established in 1804, Ohio University’s Athens campus has more than 23,000 students.

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