Presidential Search Advisory Committee to interview candidates May 14-15 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Florida State University’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee will meet and conduct a first round of on-campus interviews with nine candidates for university president Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15.

In order to preserve the integrity of the interview process, SP&A Executive Search has recommended the institution record each of the interviews and post them Saturday afternoon upon the conclusion of the meeting. All interview recordings will be posted in their entirety on Saturday afternoon upon conclusion of the meeting.

The university also is moving the meeting venue to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall in order to accommodate a larger audience, while still allowing for social distancing. Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, located at 222 S. Copeland St., provides seating for four times that of the Turnbull Center.

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, May 14. The meeting and interviews will continue at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15. Each in-person interview is scheduled for one hour.

The meeting agenda also will include a public comment section Friday. Individuals may provide public comment in person or remotely. Instructions for public comment are available on the search website.

The interview schedule for May 14-15 follows:

Friday, May 14
9 a.m.                                          Meeting called to order and public comment
10:30 a.m.                                  Sean Pittman
11:45 a.m.                                   Robert Blouin
1:30 p.m.                                    Richard McCullough
2:45 p.m.                                    Michael Young
4:00 p.m.                                    Mary Ann Rankin
5:15 p.m.                                     Randy Hanna 

Saturday, May 15
9:30 a.m.                                    Richard Corcoran
10:45 a.m.                                  Giovanni Piedimonte
12 p.m.                                        David Coburn

Following first-round interviews, the committee anticipates hosting a series of individual open candidate forums for students, faculty, staff and community groups during the week of May 17.

For schedule information and candidate applications, visit