19 candidates hoping to be next FAU president


Published: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 10:09 p.m.
BOCA RATON - A former musician, an Army general and a chief executive of a technology firm are among the 19 candidates who are vying to be the next president of Florida Atlantic University.
While Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan is regarded as the odds on favorite, university officials charged with selecting the next president still have to narrow the list down to five candidates before a final decision is made.
They are scheduled to have that done by Tuesday. Among the candidates they will be considering:
  • Rueben Ferguson, the former rock musician, has a master's degree and is an adjunct professor in music-related courses at Florida Atlantic and Palm Beach Community College.
  • Robert Ivany, the commandant at the U.S. Army War College.
  • David Oltman, head of a private company in Largo.
  • Gary Krahenbuhl, senior vice president of Arizona State University.
  • Daniel Waterman, a retired Syracuse University math department chairman.
  • Richard Millman, a former president of Illinois' Knox College, now head of the National Science Foundation's math division.
  • Stanley Fish, liberal arts and sciences dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a noted literary theorist.
    Two of the applicants are women and most have doctoral degrees, which the university said it prefers.
    Brogan earned his master's degree at Florida Atlantic.
    22 years ago, submitted his application Wednesday, eight days after taking the oath of office to begin his second term in office.
    Anthony Catanese resigned July 1 to become president of Florida Institute of Technology. Richard L. Osburn has served as interim president.
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