Interim Rowan president says he’s prepared to stay on until presidential search is complete

    Following a resolution from Rowan University Senate President Eric Milou calling on the university to halt its presidential search, interim university President Ali Houshmand says he’s willing to stay in the role until the university finds his replacement.

    Milou presented the resolution last week, requesting the search for a new president be suspended until July 2014 while the university navigates a proposed merger with Rutgers-Camden.

    The Gloucester County Times reports Houshmand, who is not a candidate in the presidential search, is prepared to see his interim tenure through and then continue on as either provost or a faculty member.


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    Rowan officials announced in March the presidential search would be temporarily halted, but no specific date was given for resuming the process.

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