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Bounds, Ross make short list for next University of Nebraska president

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Hank Bounds

George Ross

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JACKSON — The University of Nebraska’s presidential search committee has named four finalists to replace former President J.B. Milliken, and they include two men who have played prominent roles in Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning.

The finalists announced today are Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner for higher education; George Ross, current president of Central Michigan University and former president of Alcorn State University; Michael Martin, chancellor of the Colorado State University System; and Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, who announced publicly that he would apply for the job, was not among the finalists. The list will be submitted to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, which will make the final selection.

Milliken left in May to become chancellor for the City University of New York.

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