Dr. David McInally is the executive vice president and treasurer at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.
A week ago, Drury announced its three final candidates for the job. In addition to McInally, Dr. David Manuel and Dr. David Steele have already made campus visits.
The search for the 17th Drury president began in August of 2011 when Todd Parnell announced that he would retire in May 2013.
Parnell took over as Drury's interim president on June 1, 2007 following the resignation of Dr. John Sellars.
65 people applied for the position, and five were invited to in-person, off-campus interviews in September. The three finalists came from those interviews. The week of Sept. 10, and the final three emerged from that series of interviews.
The university hopes to have a new leader named later this month.
Biographies of the three finalists: (provided by Drury University)
Dr. Manuel is currently the chancellor and a professor of Economics at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. Prior to working at LSU Alexandria, Manuel was the vice president of academic affairs at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Manuel holds a Ph.D. and a master's in economics from the University of Mississippi. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Nicholls State.
Dr. McInally is currently the executive vice president and treasurer at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., McInally joined Allegheny in 1986 where he has held several positions at the college, including dean of students and vice president for finance and planning. McInally holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He also has master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Akron.
Dr. Steele is currently the dean of the college of business at San Jos State University in California. Dr. Steele has also been the dean of the colleges of business at Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and at the Florida Institute of Technology. Besides his work in academia, Dr. Steele has extensive business experience, including a stint as president of Chevron Latin America and as an executive consultant to several startups. A native of Venezuela, Dr. Steele received a bachelor's and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Birmingham University in England.
Second Drury Presidential Finalist Visits Campus
First Drury Presidential Finalist Visits Campus
Finalists for Drury President On-Campus This Week