Search narrows for next School of Mines president

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - The South Dakota Board of regents has narrowed the search for a School of Mines and Technology president down to four people.

The finalists will be on campus in Rapid City this week for scheduled meetings with constituents and regents.

They are:

Timothy J. Collins, Baltimore, Md., chief government relations officer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Robert Marley, Rollo, Mo., provost and executive vice chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology.

James (Jim) Rankin, Fayetteville, Ark., vice-provost for research and economic development, University of Arkansas.

Anthony J. Vizzini, Wichita, Kan., provost and senior vice president, Wichita State University.

Copies of the finalists’ cover letters and professional vitae are posted online at

During their time on campus, the candidates will meet with faculty, students, administrative and professional staff, civil service employees, and representatives of SDSM&T Foundation, alumni, and the Rapid City community.

The Board of Regents will also meet in executive session with each of the finalists and with the campus representatives of the search committee.