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The Search for FSU's President Nears Deadline

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 12:48:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - The search for Florida State University's president is underway and one step closer to a final decision.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday September 2nd. University officials have posted all of the cover letters and resumes that they have received so far. Some students and administrators on the board have been frustrated with the search for quite some time. Many are wanting to find someone with more of an academic background.

One woman who has been a leader in the proposal for a new structure in the search process feels that the student body and faculty's voices are not being heard.

FSU Student Lakey Love says, “One of the things that is our greatest concern is that 64% of that presidential advisory committee is taken up and made up of corporate and political interests. So they have the two-thirds super majority vote, and almost any motion they want passed will get passed."

Tallahassee Dream Defenders, Students for a Democratic Society, Graduate Assistants United and the Progess Collition will gather for a town hall meeting Tuesday from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. at FSU's WilliamsBuilding.

There will be a town hall meeting for students, administrators, and others to voice their opinions. Tuesday, students, faculty alumni and the community will gather together to take a closer look at the presidential search advisory committee.

Friday the search committee will have a conference call meeting to discuss candidates and select finalists.