Provost Paino is Finalist for Truman Presidency

Kenneth L. Read, a member of the Truman Board of Governors and chair of the Presidential Search Committee, announced Dec. 21 that Dr. Troy D. Paino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Truman, is the finalist for the University presidency. Truman’s current president, Dr. Darrell W. Krueger, has served in this position since October 2008.
“The Committee has worked hard since last April to identify a worthy successor to President Krueger,” said Read. “Following a national search, the Committee is pleased to be hosting a finalist for public interview who has the leadership experience and knowledge to continue Truman’s development as a nationally recognized public liberal arts university.”

The Presidential Search Committee, composed of 15 members of the University community representing faculty, staff, students, alumni and the Board, has worked diligently to identify the top applicants for the presidency.

Following a national search, the Committee narrowed the pool of 66 applicants to five. Next, the Committee performed due diligence checks, including phone reference and other background information checks, and also conducted interviews. Among these five, two applicants stood out above all the rest. The Committee invited both candidates for on-campus interviews and one accepted the invitation.

The Committee will host a series of on-campus meetings and forums Jan. 21. In addition to two open forums for faculty/staff and students, Dr. Paino will also have sessions with community leaders, president’s staff, academic administration, alumni and members of the Truman State University Foundation board of directors.

The two open forums will be videotaped and made available for playback on the Presidential Search Committee website located at A Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Paino and a comment form are also available on the website.

The Board of Governors anticipates making a final decision no later than February 2010. 

Troy D. Paino
On-campus forums for the position of University President

Jan. 21
1:30 p.m.
Violette Hall 1000

Open forum with students

Jan. 21
3:30 p.m.
Violette Hall 1000

Open forum with faculty and staff

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