ASU could have a new president by January

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - According to a director of an executive search firm hired by Arkansas State University, the university could have a new system president by January.

Tom Meredith of Effective Leadership LLC of Oxford, Mississippi, told an ASU search committee Friday that it could begin interviews by October 11 - if it follows his process.

The ASU Foundation is paying Meredith $45,000 plus up to $10,000 in expenses to search for someone to replace retired ASU President Les Wyatt.

Search committee members say they'll meet several times in August before finalizing the job description August 24.

Meredith says he'll begin advertising the position nationally September 1.

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