Okay, I was wrong.

It seems Daugaard and Huether are out of the mix for USD president;

The following candidates will visit the campus on April 24 and 25 to meet with constituents and regents:

  • Kelli R. McCormack Brown (Milledgeville, GA)Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Georgia College & State University
  • Christopher Callahan (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Dean, vice provost, and professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Arizona State University

  • Sheila Gestring (Vermillion, SD)Vice president of finance and chief financial officer, USD
  • Philip K. Way (Slippery Rock, PA)Interim president, Slippery Rock University

For once I can honestly say, I’m glad the rumors were not true.


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.21.18 at 1:34 pm

I was wrong too.

#2 scott on 04.21.18 at 6:15 pm

concidering jim abbott had none of the qualifications to be president of a university, the rumors were credible. my guess is the bean counter gets the gig.

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.21.18 at 7:57 pm


I totally agree. One of Abbotts greatest accomplishments at USD was fundraising, which the “bean counter” ascension would complement along with Abbott as a continual President Emeritus, especially in the area of fundraising for the University.