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FRANKFORT –  Kentucky State University (KSU) welcomed three presidential finalists to its campus for interviews from February 28 to March 2. The daylong forums for each candidate were held in KSU’s Student Center Ballroom.

Dr. M. Christopher Brown, Justice Tom Colbert and Dr. Said Sewell each answered questions submitted by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The presidential hopefuls talked to the campus community about their backgrounds, leadership abilities and aspirations for the University. Later, the Board of Regents held special meetings to interview each candidate.

Recordings of the presidential finalists’ forums are available online at www.kysu.edu/presidential-search/forum-recordings.

The Board of Regents has invited the campus community and all stakeholders to participate in a survey and provide feedback about the three finalists. KSU is making every effort to make the process inclusive and transparent. To share your thoughts, please complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSUPresidentialSurvey.

The survey is available online until noon, March 9.

The Presidential Search committee carefully selected the following finalists:

  • Dr. M. Christopher Brown has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from The Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Education from the University of Kentucky, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from South Carolina State University. Dr. Brown is currently the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Southern University and A&M System.
  • Justice Tom Colbert holds a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma School of Law, a M.Ed. from Eastern Kentucky University, and a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Kentucky State University. Justice Colbert currently serves as a Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
  • Dr. Said Sewell holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University, a M.P.A. in Public Policy from Texas Southern University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Morehouse College. Dr. Sewell is currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University.

For more information about the presidential search timeline and finalists, visit www.kysu.edu/presidential-search.