Everette Freeman is president of Albany State University.
ALBANY 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.