The community is invited to receptions for three finalist candidates for the position of ASU-Newport chancellor. The receptions will be held at the Newport Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street, in Newport. Drop in to meet the candidates at the following times:

Dr. Dale Doty - Tuesday, August 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dr. Doty has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, South Carolina since 2009. From 2005-2009, he served as Chief Academic Officer of Western Colorado Community College. He also served in multiple roles of North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio from 2001-2005, and was previously the President and CEO of Southern Tool Company in West Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Stephen Vacik - Thursday, August 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dr. Vacik has served as President of Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas since 2011. He was previously employed at East Mississippi Community College as Vice President of Instruction from 2008-2011, and as Dean of Academics from 2004-2007. He also served in multiple administrative roles at Bevill State Community College in Fayette, Alabama. Dr. Sandra Massey - Wednesday, September 4 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dr. Massey has served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at ASU-Newport since 2011. She was previously employed at Tulsa Community College as Provost of the Northeast Campus from 2005-2010 and as Dean of Student Services from 2003-2005. She also served in multiple administrative roles, including Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee. Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch has indicated a desire to have a new chancellor named by mid-September. Dr. Larry Williams will retire from the institution on August 31, 2013.