Three Presidential Candidates Selected, Forwarded to State System Board

Posted on 12/15/2011 4:38:17 PM

The Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, approved forwarding three candidates for the position of university president to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors for its consideration.

The three continuing candidates are as follows:

Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll, current provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Alaska


Uday Sukhatme

Uday Sukhatme, current executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Mark Workman

Mark Workman, current provost and vice president for academic affairs at University of North Florida


The candidates attended open forums on campus and community receptions in November and December.

“I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of the members of the Presidential Search Committee for their time and commitment to this important effort and to all the members of the community who came out to meet the candidates and provide feedback to the committee,” Susan Delaney, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and vice chair of the Council of Trustees, said.

“I also want to recognize the committee staff liaison, Ruffina Winters, for her dedication and support during the search process. Her efforts were exemplary and greatly appreciated.”

The Board of Governors’ interviews of the continuing candidates will likely take place in January 2012. The announcement of the selected candidate will be made by the Office of the Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The Presidential Search Committee had representation from the Council of Trustees, deans, university employee unions, students, the IUP Alumni Association, the Foundation for IUP, and the community.