3 finalists selected for next president of Framingham State

December 1, 2021 GMT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three candidates to become the next president of Framingham State University will tour the campus in coming days.

The school announced the three finalists Wednesday, the MetroWest Daily News reported.

Current President F. Javier Cevallos said in March he would retire in August, and a search for his replacement has been going on since July, the newspaper reported.

The first candidate to visit campus will be Roxanne M. Gonzales-Walker, who is provost and vice president of academic affairs at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas.

The two other candidates are Allia L. Carter, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, and Nancy S. Niemi, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland.

A search committee considered 80 applications and selected 12 candidates to interview, the newspaper reported. Details about the visits of the three finalists can be found on the university’s website.