Regents search for new Langston president

Saturday, January 29th 2005, 2:52 pm
By: News On 6

WARNER, Okla. (AP) _ The Board of Regents for the Oklahoma A&M Colleges has started its search for a new president of Langston University.

Ernest Holloway is retiring this year after 25 years as president of the historically black university that has about 2,000 full-time students.

A new president is expected to be named within eight months. Holloway will continue to serve as president emeritus.

The regents are forming an 18-member search committee that will be led by regent Claud Evans of Okemah. Other members will include regents, faculty, staff, students, business and civic leaders.

``It is going to be very difficult,'' Evans said. ``We will not be able to find another Dr. Holloway. We will be looking for another very capable person.''

Although every Langston president has been black, the search has not been limited to only blacks, Evans said.

He said a competitive salary and benefit package would be offered. Holloway earned $131,250 annually, and had the use of a house and a $21,000 annual car allowance.