ASU's Freeman is a finalist for a position in Arkansas

Everette Freeman is president of Albany State University.

Everette Freeman is president of Albany State University.

ALBANY, Ga. -- Albany State University President Everette Freeman has been named as one of four finalists for the position of chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, according to UAPB officials.

A search committee chaired by Robert McGehee, dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, utilized the services of an executive search firm to determine the finalists, according to a news release.

Other finalists include Laurence Alexander, associate dean of the graduate school and director of the Office of Minority Programs at the University of Florida; Kim Luckes, executive vice president and CEO at Norfolk State University in Virginia, and Robert Mock, vice president for student affairs at the University of Kentucky.

"The high quality of these candidates is a testament to the work of our committee and to the attractiveness of the position as chancellor of this fine university," University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt said in a release.

Freeman was named the eighth president of ASU in 2005. He replaced former ASU President Portia Holmes Shields.

Before coming to Albany, Freeman served four years as senior vice president and provost at the University of Indianapolis. He previously was the executive assistant to the president at Tennessee State University, where he served as interim vice president for University Relations and Development.

UAPB is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Ark. Founded in 1873, it is the oldest HBCU (historically black college or university) and the second oldest public institution in the state of Arkansas after the University of Arkansas.

According to the school's website, it has an enrollment of It has an enrollment of 3,233 undergraduates and 100 graduate students.

Freeman's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He is scheduled to visit the UAPB campus Feb. 5-6.


snakedr 2 years, 10 months ago

On Albany State Expense I suppose.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 10 months ago

I think that Dr. Murfree is also available at this time.


FryarTuk 2 years, 10 months ago

Dr. Freeman is a good and decent man capable of academic administration. Unfortunately there aren't much academics at ASU to administer. Good luck, kind friend.


chinaberry25 2 years, 10 months ago

You are so bad Sister Ruby. ASU could be a great school with the right leadership.


Ihope4albany 2 years, 10 months ago

ASU will continue to achieve even greater academic success. ASU is a great school now with the right leadership currently in place. It can soar even further in the future if a new person came as well.

I would love to see any of us here manage a multimillion dollar state institution with the historical challenges of being located in Albany, GA.

Not many leaders are knocking down the door to come to Albany and when reading the usual commentary of the day, one can see why.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm beginning to have a Prophetic Vision of who you actually are, ihope......


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