One Woman Among the Four Finalists for President of South Dakota State University

South Dakota State UniversitySouth Dakota State University in Brookings has announced a field of four candidates who are finalists for the presidency of the educational institution. All four candidates have visited the campus this week for interviews and public forums. One of the four finalists is a woman.

ZulmaToroZulma R. Toro is executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has held this post since 2013. Previously, Dr. Toro was dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University in Kansas. Earlier, she was dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of New Haven in Connecticut and chancellor of the Mayaguez campus of the University of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Toto is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in industrial engineering. She holds a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Update: Barry Dunn, the endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, director of SDSU Extension, and professor of animal science at South Dakota State University was selected as the next president of the university.

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