The Bureau of Indian Education and members of the Haskell Board of Regents announced two candidates who will interview in January to be the next president of Haskell Indian Nations University.
According to an e-mail sent to the campus this week by retiring Haskell President Karen Swisher, the two finalists are John Derby, student services director at Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, S.D., and Linda Sue Warner, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Derby is scheduled to interview during the first part of the week of Jan. 15, and Warner will be in Lawrence at the end of the week.
Derby earned his doctorate in administration in 1980 from the University of North Dakota. In addition to several teaching and administrative positions, Derby was president of Sisseton Wahpeton Community College in South Dakota, academic dean at United Tribes Technical College and branch chief in the U.S. Department of Education.
Warner earned her doctorate in general administration from Oklahoma University in 1989, and she has experience as a Haskell Staff member and faculty member at Kansas University. She has also been on faculty at Penn State University, the University of Missouri and a program director at the National Science Foundation.