Big-Name Candidates Cast Long Shadows Over Presidential Searches

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State Sen. John Thrasher, of Florida, will be interviewed next month as a lone candidate for Florida State U.’s presidency. Having a big name like his in a search can cause other potential candidates to shy away, consultants say.
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When a big name applies for a college presidency, that person’s presence can cast a shadow over the entire search.

Candidates without household names shy away from going up against prominent figures out of a fear of being dwarfed by their...

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