KSU president finalist to start visit Monday

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Kentucky State University announced Wednesday that A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert will be the third presidential candidate to be interviewed by the Board of Regents, beginning Monday.

According to a press release, Caldwell-Colbert is a senior research associate with the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity at the American Council on Education. There "she assists the Center in fostering its mission of identifying and developing strategies and programs to assist institutions in designing, expanding and evaluating their efforts to foster greater participation and achievement of minorities on their campuses." In addition, she served as Howard University's provost and chief academic officer; she is currently on sabbatical. She is also a tenured professor in the College of Medicine, the Department of Psychiatry, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology.

Her 26-year career in education includes major faculty and administrative positions at the University of Kansas, Indiana State University and the University of Illinois. She was chancellor and an American Council of Education Fellow at the University of Kansas, assistant vice president for academic affairs and associate professor of graduate psychology at Indiana State University and at the University of Illinois she served as associate vice president for academic affairs. She is a board-certified clinical psychologist, worked as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba and was a faculty member at Emporia State University where she held various positions and was eventually named interim assistant vice-president for academic affairs for graduate studies, according to a press release.

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