MSU Board of Regents discussed the presidential search in Monday's special session.
In May, current president Dr. Jesse Rogers announced he will be retiring next year. He says he'll probably leave at the end of August 2015.
At that time, he will have worked nearly 50 years at MSU. The search will be a national one, but they will also consider candidates from within the university.
"One of the reasons we're doing a national search is we want to find the very best candidate for Midwestern State University, and again for the city of Wichita Falls. And because of that it's important that we get someone with fresh ideas, but that said it's also important to get someone who knows where we've been," Shawn Hessing, chairman of the Board of Regents, says.
Hessing says regents hope to have someone named by next spring so the new hire can spend some time with Dr. Rogers. The search firm that will execute the search has been chosen.
The board will meet again on August 7th and 8th and discuss how they will be moving forward with the search process.
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