North Carolina Newspapers

    OCTOBER 1, 1987
VOL. 26 Number 2
A St. Andrews Presbyterian College Student Publication
Presidential Search:
Over 100 Have Applied for Position
by Buck Tredway
1 The search process is ander-
: way and on schedule and a successor to
' college president A.P. Perkinson Jr.
should be selected by mid-December,
according to Dr. Robert Hopkins, chair
of the faculty advisory committee to the
Board of Trustees. Perkinson’s resigna
tion takes affect December 31.
^ “The screening process for
i potential candidates began in late
August,” Hopkins said. “Ads were
placed in education journals and a con-
; sullant was hired to assist in the search.”
: The consulting firm of Ward
f Howell, International has been hired to
screen applicants, conduct interviews
and assist with search activities. There
have been over 100 applicants for the
Hopkins declined to release
names of any potential candidates but
indicated that some present members
of the college might be under consid
eration. “The search is open and the in
vitations to apply were extended far and
wide,” Hopkins said. “We invited
people from the college who are in a
position of knowledge concerning the
president to nominate people.” As-
sumably, some of those (nominees)
were from St. Andrews.
Dr. Hopkins described the timetable
! thatthe board oftrustees is following in
1 the search process.
I “By the end of May the trustees had
CROP Walk Sunday
by Margaret Rada
This Sunday, St. Andrews
students will join scores of Laurinburg
residents in the annual Crop Walk
against world hunger. The ten kilome
ter walk-a-thon is sponsored by Church
World Service and will take place in
cities and towns across the country.
Its purpose is to raise money
for food, education, foreign and domes
tic emergency funds, refugees and
other causes. One-fourth of the money
raised in the Laurinburg Crop Walk
stays in Scotland County’s local food
Before the walk there will be a
concert by campus band After Sinai.
It s a real festive atmosphere. People
singing and laughing and getting to
feow great people from town,” said
Dave Snyder, who walked last yea’.
Registration begins at 1:00
%iday afternoon at Scotland County
come up with a presidential profile and
a job description,” Hopkins said. “By
the end of September we hope to
narrow the number of applicants to an
acceptable number for further evalu
“By the end of October we
will have completed personal inter
views and prioritized candidates,”
Hopkins said. “By late November we
will bring the most likely prospects to
campus and conduct serious interviews
with the topcandidates for the position.”
At that time the candidates
will meet with the faculty and student
advisory committees as well as the
presidential search committee of the
Board of Trustees.
Students as well as the faculty,
staff, administration and trustees had
input on the presidential profile in the
form of a presidential profile survey.
William E. Graham Jr, chair of the
Board of Trustees presidential search
committee released the findings of the
survey in the form of a letter to the
student and faculty advisory commit
tees. “The survey indicates a strong
agreement among our several constitu
encies as to the type of person St.
Andrews needs as its new president,”
Graham said.
“As expected, there was
almost imanimous agreement that the
president must be honest, open,
creative and imaginative, a goal ori
ented self-starter, have a proven
continued on page 12
High School and the walk starts at
2:00. A bus will leave from the Belk
Center on campus to the high school
at 12:45. All participants are requested
to bring a canned good that will be
given to a local food bank. St Andrews
walkers will be combing the campus
this weekend to collect pledges per kilo
meter or a canned good.
“No grand donations are ex
pected, but every little bit helps,” says
Charlene Carpenter, chair of the
College Christian Union’s political arm,
the Prophetic and Political committee/
Bread for the World.
Persons interested in walking
should contact someone in the Student
Life Office or a member of the Prophetic
and Political Committee to pick up a
form for the collection of pledges.
Also keep your eyes open for
a campus-wide drive later in the term to
collect more canned goods for the food
President A.P. Perkinson Jr.
Resignation takes ejfect Dec. 31
Faulty Transformer
Causes Blackout
by Dave Snyder
The transformer located
behind Granville Dorm was the culprit
in Tuesday’s early morning power out
age. Its failure caused an overload in the
other lines which led to the blackout
in Concord, Granville, Albemarle and
Power was cut off at about
3:00 a.m., disrupting alarm clocks and
cutting off refrigerators. Granville was
switched to auxiliary power by late
morning and power in the other dorms
was restored once the problem at Gran
ville was isolated. Maintenance work
ers began work on the scene at about
5:00 a.m., joined later by McCarter
Electric Company which replaced the
contmutd on page J2
What are alumni
doing to help
A.S.K. — page 5
Fall Baseball—
page 8
To Berk or
not to Bork?
page 2
Aids Scare:
Is it Legitimate?
page 6

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