UF's Jack Payne in the running for University of Idaho presidency

09/30/2013 04:30:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Jack Payne, University of FloridaCourtesy University of FloridaJack PayneFive finalists are in the running for the University of Idaho president's position, which has been vacant since Duane Nellis left earlier this spring to go to Texas Tech University.

According to a news release from the Idaho State Board of Education, they include:

• James Applegate, a consultant for higher education and philanthropy from Kentucky;

• Donald Brix, Penn State, Erie, chancellor and professor;

• Laurie Stenberg-Nichols, South Dakota State University provost and vice president for academic affairs;

• Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources; and

• Chuck Staben, University of South Dakota provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The candidates will visit the Moscow, Idaho-based university in October to meet with students, faculty, staff and other members.

The education board hopes to announce its decision in November.

In the meantime, law school dean Don Burnett has been filling in as interim president. He decided not to seek the position permanently.

For more information on the candidates, visit University of Idaho.

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