SC State narrows it's Presidental search down to 3 contenders

Elzey is the Executive Vice President for Finance, Administration and Operations at the Citadel.

ORANGEBURG, SC (WACH) -- South Carolina State University has narrowed it's search for a new President down to three finalists.

The University Presidential Search Committee chairman, Dr. Walter Tobin, announced Thomas Elzey, E. Newton Jackson and Leonard McIntyre have been sent to the board of trustees for consideration to be the universities next president.

Elzey is the Executive Vice President for Finance, Administration and Operations at the Citadel.

Elzey previously served as Senior Vice President for Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Drexel University in Philadelphia and held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Treasurer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs at Howard University in Washington, DC.

E. Newton Jackson is the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Flordia

Jackson previously was the Professor and Department Chairperson and Associate Professor/Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Jackson also served as an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University (Washington, DC).

Leonard McIntyre is the interim Dean of the College of Education , Humanities and Social Services at SC State.

McIntyre has has held numerous administrative positions at South Carolina State University .

He's been the Special Assistant to the President for International Affairs; Interim Vice President, Division of Research and Economic Development; and; Interim President.

A seasoned educator, McIntyreâ??s K-12 record of employment includes State Deputy Superintendent of Education (South Carolina); Director of Secondary Education/Assistant Superintendent in Burlington, Iowa; and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Staff Development in Spartanburg County School District seven.

During the week of April 8, the finalists will participate in interviews with the Board of Trustees and meetings with stakeholder groups.