Home » NEWS » Education » MSU's Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay presidency

MSU's Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay presidency

MSU logoSTARKVILLE — Mississippi State University provost and executive vice president Jerry Gilbert is a finalist for the president of Austin Peay State University.

Others are Southern Utah University provost Bradley Cook, Florida College System chancellor Randall Hanna and University of Texas at Tyler provost Alisa White.

The Tennessee Board of Regents this past week selected the four finalists from 80 applicants. It hopes to name a new president by mid-May.

Austin Peay president Tim Hall is becoming president at New York-based Mercy College. Austin Peay, in Clarksville, Tenn., has more than 10,000 students.

Gilbert became provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State in 2010.

He joined Mississippi State in 1988 in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He became associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs in 2004.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply