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By Ben Peters

Athens NEWS Associate Editor

Ohio University on Thursday revealed details about the search committee to replace outgoing Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Deborah Shaffer after she steps down in August.

OU President Hugh Sherman said Thursday at a press event that the committee had narrowed the search to three candidates, all with financial backgrounds at similarly sized public universities, who will be interviewed by the president for final approval.

The committee, comprising both academic administrators and finance and budget personnel, hopes to name an interim chief financial officer to serve a one-year term by Aug. 20, the day Shaffer will step down.

Members of the search committee are:

Colleen Bendl, chief human resource officer

John Day, associate provost for academic budget and planning, associate dean of the College of Business, and professor of management information systems

Julie Allison, assistant vice president of finance

Tina Payne, chief finance and administrative officer

Scott Titsworth, dean of the Scripps College of Communication.

Deborah Marinski, associate professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Campus.

Tim Epley, associate director of business operations, event services.

Diane Smullen, Board of Trustees member.

A national search for a permanent CFO is expected to begin sometime next year, according to a university news release.

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