Greg Gaffke, a Jefferson City native and Lincoln University graduate who currently works for CenturyLink, and Dana Tippin Cutler, a Kansas City lawyer whose family has strong LU ties, were named Friday as co-chairs of the committee searching for a new Lincoln president.
Both Gaffke and Cutler are past presidents of the LU Curators board.
Gaffke said other details will be released soon about when the committee will start the search - and who the other committee members will be.
Their appointments follow last week's announcement that Carolyn Mahoney, LU's 18th president, will retire on Aug. 15.
Mahoney, 65, said family reasons were the driving force behind her decision to leave now. And, she said, she's had a good tenure at the top of LU's administration.
But, when asked about her accomplishments over the last seven years, Mahoney said she had ....