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ACU names two finalists in presidential search


ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University officials named two finalists today after a nationwide search for the next president of the university.
The finalists are Dr. Richard S. Lytle, dean of ACU’s College of Business Administration, and Dr. Phil Schubert, executive vice president at ACU.
The person selected will take over for Dr. Royce Money, who will move into the position of ACU chancellor after 19 years as president.
A complete profile and statement from each finalist is available atwww.acu.edu/presidentialsearch.
The finalists were chosen by the Presidential Search Advisory Committeeafter a national search and thorough screening process that began inAugust 2009. The next step in the process will be campus interviewsJan. 19-22.
“This process has been anchored in prayer, and we believe the finalistsare exceptional candidates who have the ability to successfully leadACU through the challenges and opportunities ahead,” said Don W. Crisp,chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.
“It is a tribute to our two finalists that they were selected from anational pool of experienced and outstanding professionals,” he said.
Each finalist will have a two-day interview at ACU that includessessions with faculty, staff, students and alumni. The ACU communitywill have the opportunity to provide feedback through a confidentialonline survey.
After the campus visits, ACU’s Board of Trustees will conduct in-depthinterviews with each finalist, receive a report from the PresidentialSearch Advisory Committee, and review feedback from the ACU communitybefore making a decision.
The announcement of ACU’s new president is scheduled for mid-to-lateFebruary. Additional information about the search process is availableat www.acu.edu/presidentialsearch.

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