After considering applicants from what ACU Board chair Don W. Crisp (’64) called a “national pool of experienced and outstanding professionals,” the Presidential Search Advisory Committee has chosen Dr. Richard S. Lytle and Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) as finalists to become the university’s 11th president.
Lytle is dean of ACU’s College of Business Administration and Schubert is ACU’s executive vice president. Crisp, who also is chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, made the announcement and introduced the two finalists during Chapel this morning in Moody Coliseum. Lytle and Schubert were joined by their families, and Dr. Royce Money (’64), the university’s 10th president who will become chancellor June 1, prayed on behalf of the two finalists.
View an excerpt below from Crisp’s announcement this morning, read the news release about the selection and learn more about the search and decision-making process here.
Both candidates will now begin a busy schedule of meetings with constituents to answer questions and introduce themselves to the university community. The finalists will then meet in early February with the Board of Trustees, with the board’s final decision expected by the end of that month.