University of South Carolina: 4 presidential finalists

April 17, 2019 GMT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina’s presidential search committee has named executives from Indiana, Florida, Missouri and Illinois as finalists. President Harris Pastides (pas-TEE-dees) is retiring July 31.

A news release Wednesday says the finalists are John Strait Applegate of Indiana University, Robert Caslen Jr. of the University of Central Florida, William Tate IV of Washington University in St. Louis, and Joseph Walsh Jr. of Northwestern University.

Applegate is IU’s executive vice president for academic affairs. Caslen is Central Florida’s senior counsel to the president and interim CFO. Tate is dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education at Washington. Walsh is vice president for research at Northwestern.


Finalist forums with students, faculty, staff and community leaders are scheduled at the Columbia campus April 22-25.