Daytona Beach, FL – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler as its 6th president.
During a February 14 meeting at the University’s headquarters in Daytona Beach, the board unanimously appointed Dr. Butler to the position. He’s currently the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, and he’ll start his new job on March 13.
“It is important to note that Dr. Butler received 100 percent endorsement from everyone involved in this search. From the members of the Presidential Search Committee and the Faculty Advisory Committee all of the way through the shortlist to the final approval of the Board of Trustees, there was one name that consistently rose to the top. And that was Dr. Butler,” said Mori Hosseini, Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee. “As a university, we thank Dr. Karen Holbrook for her interim leadership during the search for our president. We are confident that Dr. Butler will continue to take Embry-Riddle’s entire community to the next level.”
“I’m thrilled to be named Embry-Riddle’s next president and look forward to building upon the outstanding global reputation of the university,” said Dr. Butler. “The energy and passion of the faculty, students, staff and Board members I’ve met throughout the interview process made it clear I’m joining a very special institution.”
(Dr. Butler, photo courtesy the University of Iowa)
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