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Dickinson State president a finalist for Wisconsin job

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Dickinson State University President D.C. Coston is in the running for the chancellor position at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

UW System President Ray Cross announced five finalists for the position Wednesday after a nearly four-month search.

Wisconsin-Stout received its polytechnic designation in 2007, and whoever is selected will take the university to “the next level,” said Nelu Ghenciu, head of the 21-member search committee

Coston and the other finalists will visit the campus this week and have a final interview May 21 with Cross and the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

The new chancellor will succeed Charles W. Sorensen, who announced in December that he will retire in August after 26 years.

The other finalists are Bryan D. Albrecht, president and chief executive officer of Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wis.; Richard S. Lapidus, dean of the College of Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University; Margaret E. Madden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Potsdam; and

Robert M. Meyer, president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Shell Lake.

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