MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - Dr. Randy J. Dunn, president of Murray State University in Kentucky, has been announced as one of two finalists to be the 11th president of Missouri State University in Springfield.
The other finalist for the spot is Clifton M. Smart III who is currently serving at interim president of Missouri State University.
The search for a new Missouri State President became necessary in late June of 2011 when Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr., the 10th president, announced his plans to return to the faculty.
Since May of this year, the search committee has been looking for Cofer's replacement.
The on-campus interviews for the candidates are scheduled for October 7-11. The visits will include interviews with the Board of Governors and individual sessions with faculty, staff, students and the community.