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    All seem like great ideas

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    Seems like four candidates with four very diverse backgrounds and qualifications....law, military, hardcore research, education None of them seem to be like Pastides though, which is a shame..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekob View Post
    None of them seem to be like Pastides though, which is a shame..
    He was one of the best and will be tough to replace

    but what do you mean by this?

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    Odd that they would put this out there?
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    Yea it's kinda weird to name finalists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Skycocker View Post
    Yea it's kinda weird to name finalists

    Next week they move on to the semi-final round which is a cookoff on Hell's Kitchen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocky0 View Post
    Next week they move on to the semi-final round which is a cookoff on Hell's Kitchen.
    Naked and afraid version

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    Why are there no USC Graduates on the final list. When are we going to trust our own.

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    Tate would be my first choice folowed by Walsh. I think that we could have done better than any of them though.
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    Not the butter teeth guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yancey View Post
    Tate would be my first choice folowed by Walsh. I think that we could have done better than any of them though.

    I'll defer judgment until I see what they're each like in person when they visit next week because so much of being an effective president involves the person's personality, vision for the university, and ability to connect with people, things not captured in their bios. That said, I'm pretty underwhelmed with the qualifications of the candidates on paper. On the whole, they lack significant leadership experience at a comprehensive Carnegie R1 university, and I was really hoping for someone with a broader view than often comes from scholars whose experience is mostly in the professional colleges. Much like our candidates for the previous provost search, I'm somewhat
    disappointed. The university is at something of a crossroads and will need not only strong leadership but also effective community-building in the near future, so I hope someone emerges from the campus interviews that can address some of the persistent problems on campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamecock88 View Post
    Naked and afraid version

    The final two face off in a best of three round robin mashup. They start on American Pickers in an attempt to find the most valuable thing they can sell to the dudes on Pawn Stars. Next they move on o Junkyard Wars where they build robots to compete on Battlebots. The final round is a session with Queer Eye that culminates in a swimsuit competition. Any ties in the individual events are broken by playing the Super Mario Bros. 3 tournament game from The Wizard.
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    I think Lt. General Caslen would be an interesting choice. He is certainly accomplished and has experience leading West Point but I am not sure how it would translate over to leading a large public university.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheckWes View Post
    He was one of the best and will be tough to replace

    but what do you mean by this?
    Pastides was just a huge advocate and just a great mouthpiece for the university, both with the students and with the legislature and public in general. His background in fundraising (if I'm not mistaken) didn't hurt either. Him and his wife were so involved in the USC community on campus as well.

    I don't know that any of these guys wouldn't do the same (or better!) of course...whoever replaces him just has big shoes to fill. Come to think of it, I've never heard any criticism of him, which is pretty great and very out of the ordinary for such a public figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekob View Post
    Come to think of it, I've never heard any criticism of him, which is pretty great and very out of the ordinary for such a public figure.
    Yep...if we never hear anything bad, we tend to forget about someone and may overlook them doing an outstanding job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yancey View Post
    Tate would be my first choice folowed by Walsh. I think that we could have done better than any of them though.
    Tate was the only one who impressed me at all.

    I found Walsh very uninspiring and did not like Applegate at all.

    Caslen would be an interesting hire, however due to reason that I won't get into here probably wouldn't be the best hire.

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    Mark my words - it's going to be Tate. I feel a lot better about him after the vision talks the last few days. Engaging. Charismatic. He's the young up-and-comer that several of us have been talking about in previous posts. I saw that he was also a finalist for the UT-K Chancellor position. The challenge will be reeling him in and keeping him.

    Caslen, irrespective of his military background, would be a disaster. During his interview, he was a surprisingly poor communicator and showed that he didn't have the vaguest clue as to what it takes to run a major research university. Unengaging, uninspiring, unrelatable, he would be a major step backwards from where Harris has gotten us over the last decade.

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    So they're going to continue the search and named an interim president, presumably because of criticism about there not being a female finalist and that one of the finalists doesn't have a PhD.

    This is pretty embarrassing.
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