Rumours circulate about next Carleton president

January 6, 2008

Carleton University is expected to announce its next president as early as tomorrow.  The selection committee has been tight-lipped throughout its deliberations, despite an open call for nominations and search criteria.  Several candidates are rumoured to be finalists, including Samy Mahmoud (Carleton grad and acting Provost and VP Academic), and Roseann Runte (president of Old Dominion University in Virginia).  Former president David Atkinson left his post just 15 months into a 6-year term.