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Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

Larry Nielsen, former N.C. State University provost, is a finalist for the No. 2 job at the University of Akron.

The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Nielsen is one of three finalists who will visit the Ohio campus for meetings and interviews in February. The university publicly announced the finalists' names on Wednesday.

Nielsen recently returned to the classroom at NCSU, where he teaches a conservation course in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. He said this week that he was enjoying being back in the classroom.

Nielsen had been on a six-month leave after stepping down as provost. He was one of three top leaders at NCSU who resigned amid questions about their role in the hiring of Mary Easley, former first lady. James Oblinger, former chancellor, and McQueen Campbell, former trustee chairman, also resigned.

Oblinger has returned to work on the new research campus in Kannapolis. He had been a finalist last fall for the job of president of the New Mexico State University system. 


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Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

All upper management at NCSU is corrupt. They always think they are smarter than the system. They just lack awareness of God.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

I;m sure he'll get an excellent recomdentation from NCSU, it's called passing the trash.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

There is, no longer, any justice in this world.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

That's my school! Wow, we are switching states.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

He paid a price for his error in judgement. Time to move on. No question that any potential employer will know of and ask about "the Mary Mess".

For all co-conspirators in the mess to move on to other locations is in everyone's best interests.

He was coerced into being part of a administrative flim flam. Not a hanging offense, just poor judgement.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

Be sure to count the silverware after he leaves.

question, In your last position, did you ever cave into pressure

Someone in Akron needs to read the history of headlines surrounding him and the Easley mess.

It would make for an interesting set of interview questions.

1. In your last position, did you ever cave into pressure from above?

If so, please describe the details

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

Thanks for playing Larry and better luck next time.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

And we all know he's good at following mindless orders. Now if Oblinger would just hang it up. Kannapolis is not far enough away.

Re: Nielsen a finalist for Ohio job

Good for him. He's not fit to teach at NC State.

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