Athens State University hires firm to look for new president

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Athens State University

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Athens State University is hiring a search firm to help it look for its next president.

The Decatur Daily reports the university will pay $67,500 to Academic Search of Washington to help recruit the school’s next president.

Robert Glenn, who has been president of Athens State for 10 years, left in July to become president of the University of Houston-Victoria in Texas.

Spokesman Chris Latham says the university hopes to have a new president by next fall.

Athens State is a public university offering bachelor’s degrees to students who have already completed freshman and sophomore coursework, as well as some master’s degrees.

The university hired Ron Ingle as interim president from a company that provides temporary college administrators.

Ingle was interim provost at Athens State in 2015 and 2016.

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