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Baker University names finalists for president

February 15, 2006

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Baker University has narrowed its list of candidates for president.

The three finalists are Patricia Long of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Roger Sorochty of the University of Tulsa, and Troy VanAken of Albion College in Michigan.

Each candidate will visit the campus and meet with faculty, staff and students. The meetings will run from Monday through the first week of March, Baker spokesman Steve Rottinghaus said.

At UMKC, Long is acting executive vice chancellor and former deputy chancellor for university communications and vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management. She worked at Johnson County Community College from 1983 to 2000.

Sorochty is vice president for enrollment and student services at the University of Tulsa. He served as vice president for university advancement at St. Bonaventure University. He also has worked at Eckerd College, Newman University, and Kent State University.

At Albion College, VanAken is interim vice president for finance and management, vice president for information technology/chief information officer, and executive assistant to the president. He has worked at the University of Evansville and Bowling Green State University.

The university hopes to announce a choice in May.

Baker is searching for a new president to replace Daniel Lambert, who will retire at the end of this year.

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