Dr. Rodney Hanley first LHU presidential candidate

Four candidates come to campus next week

LOCK HAVEN – Dr. Rodney Hanley is the first of four candidates for Lock Haven University president who will come to the campus next week for interviews and forums with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Dr. Hanley is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. He has a prolific resume of education and experience, having studied at Cornell University, Harvard University, University of Manitoba and Lakehead University in Canada.

He has also worked at Lakehead, plus the University of Winnipeg, Canada, the University of North Dakota, University of Kansas, Washington State University and Eastern Illinois University. His positions include acting vice president, dean of science, department chair, director of graduate studies, professor of biology and associate professor.

Fisk University has an approximate annual budget of $45 million with 27 academic units, 47 faculty members, 37 contract faculty members, 138 support staff, and about 1,000 students.

Fisk is a private, historically black university founded in 1866 and is regarded as a founding member of the “Black Ivy League,” according to Dr. Hanley’s resume.

It was first HBCU in the nation to be designated as a Phi Beta Kappa institution and it offers bachelors and masters degrees.

Fisk ranks number No. 4 among all liberal arts colleges in the U.S. for research funding according to the U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Hanley’s day on Tuesday will start as follows:

– 9 to 9:55 a.m. ­ Staff open forum.

– 1 to 1:55 p.m. ­ Student open forum.

– 2 to 2:55 p.m. ­ Faculty/Coaches open forum.

See Saturday’s print edition of The Express for a full story.