KU vice chancellor is finalist for president of Valdosta State

Tim Caboni

University of Kansas vice chancellor for public affairs Tim Caboni is one of four candidates to become president of Valdosta State University, Valdosta State has announced.

Caboni is scheduled to visit the campus Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 to meet with students, faculty, staff and presidential search committee members, according to Valdosta State. The other three finalists’ campus visits are scheduled this week and next.

Valdosta State, a regional university in Valdosta, Ga., has about 10,700 undergraduate and graduate students, according to the school’s website. It’s part of the University System of Georgia.

Tim Caboni

This is at least the second university president job for which Caboni has been a publicly announced finalist.

He was in the running for the presidency at the larger Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., though another candidate for that job was chosen in April.

Caboni has been KU’s vice chancellor of public affairs since 2011. He also is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy in KU’s School of Education.

Originally from New Orleans, Caboni received his doctoral degree in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication from Western Kentucky University, and his bachelor’s degree in speech communication and rhetoric from Louisiana State University, according to his KU profile. Prior to arriving at KU, he was associate dean of the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt.