MSU-Texas president sole-finalist launched to Mustang group
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — After a protracted and wide-ranging search, Midwestern State University is probably taking a look at its new president.
“What I immediately discovered from a distance was what a special place MSU is,” Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek stated. “And this is a place that’s poised and ready to take the next step and rise even further. There’s so much positive momentum and so many unrealized opportunities, dreams, and goals, and I just had to be a part of that.”
For the following 21 days, till it’s official, Dr. Mazachek is the only finalist, after unanimous approval throughout a Texas Tech System Board of Regents assembly, finishing the job performed by a search committee made up of 12, with 9 being from the Wichita Falls or MSU group and three from Texas tech.
“I could be more proud of the search process, but more importantly, they represented MSU Texas and the Wichita Falls community very, very well today,” search committee chairman Mark Griffin stated.
There are loads of causes they zeroed in on Mazachek, who’s been at Washburn University since 1992.
She began as an accounting professor, then changing into Dean of the School of Business, then President and CEO of the Washburn University Foundation for 15 years, and most not too long ago, served as Vice President for Academic Affairs on the college since 2017.
“Somebody that has a background in business and administration and in fundraising, because a huge part of what the presidency here will be working towards is a very robust fundraising opportunity for not just the Wichita Falls community but this entire area,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Dr. Tedd Mitchell stated.
Experience that caught out to Griffin, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Tech System Board of Regents, and it even goes past that too.
“There’s nothing that’s going to happen here that she probably hasn’t seen or experience, but also she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, but more importantly, she brings a fervent commitment to this institution and an inclination to engage in the community. That’s very important to her,” Griffin stated.
On high of that, Dr. Mitchell added that Mazachek being a first-generation school graduate can encourage others.
“So she knows what it’s like to come from a home where you may or may not have the opportunity to go to college. So when you’re looking at a type of leader that can be transformative in young folks’ lives, in offering them opportunities like this, it was one of the things that just really made her stand out,” Mitchell stated.
Ultimately, making the selection straightforward ultimately.
“I think it’s important for her to fit into the community as well as into the institution so I think we’ve got the complete package in Dr. Mazachek,” Griffin stated.
“She was a unanimous choice by the search committee and that’s when you know you’ve knocked it out of the park,” Mithcell stated.
Although unanimously accepted by the board, Dr. Mazachek is the sole-finalist for a three-week interval earlier than it turns into official.