Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas is a finalist for the same job at an Alabama school. Tuskegee University says Thomas is one of two finalists for the school’s president position. He studied English as an undergraduate at Alabama A&M University and earned a doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The historically black college in east Alabama says the other finalist is Lilly McNair, the vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College.
Both are vying to replace Brian Johnson, who was fired last year. Tuskegee University trustees are expected to select a permanent replacement on May 4th.