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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) - The University of South Carolina’s presidential search committee on Wednesday announced the names of four finalists in the comprehensive national search for a successor to President Harris Pastides.

These are the four finalists:

  • John Strait Applegate, executive vice president for academic affairs, Indiana University
  • Robert L. Caslen, Jr., senior counsel to the president and interim chief financial officer, University of Central Florida
  • William F. Tate IV, dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education, Washington University (St. Louis)
  • Joseph T. Walsh, Jr. vice president for research, Northwestern University

The four finalists are scheduled to visit the Columbia campus in late April for a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff and community leaders.

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