CSA director candidates interviewed

Hannah Collings – Staff Writer

CLARION, Pa.- During the week of April 24-28, Clarion University is interviewing three candidates applying for the position of Clarion Student Association (CSA) Executive Director.

Previous Executive Director Shelly Wilson retired from CSA in January, leaving Director of Leadership and Involvement Shawn Hoke as this semester’s interim director.

“As the chief operation officer of the Students’ Association, the executive director works closely with both the CSA Board and Student Senate in stewardship of the student activity fee,” said Hoke.

The new director will also be responsible for managing CU Movies on Main, help student organizations with contracts for on-campus programming and oversee the contract with Follett, which runs the Clarion University bookstore, Hoke said.

According to the CSA Executive Director Position description on Clarion University’s website, all candidates must have proficient leadership skills, be able to plan and manage operations, programs, human resources and financial responsibilities.

The director must be able to work closely with Student Senate and the campus community, and effectively assess and manage risks, according to the site.

Director of Student Activities and Organizations at Hollins University Douglas Smith interviewed with News Editor of The Clarion Call Eric Zavinski and Director of Auxiliary Operations Chad Thomas April 24.

Community Banking Manager and Vice President at S&T Bank Lisa Esser-Laugand was interviewed April 26.

The final candidate for the position is set to be interviewed April 27. A candidate who was to be interviewed April 25 withdrew from the search.

Hoke said that the hiring committee plans to extend an offer to their preferred candidate in about two weeks. Clarion University will have a new CSA Executive Director no later than July 1, said Hoke.

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