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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — UNCW’s chancellor is one step closer to a new job.

Youngstown State in Ohio announced today Gary Miller is one of three finalists for its presidency. Miller was one of six candidates scheduled to interview over the weekend for that job. The other finalists include Mary Cullinan, president at Southern Oregon University, and former Youngstown State and Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, who is now executive vice president for Student Success at the University of Akron.

Miller will also visit a New York university’s campus tomorrow to interview for its top job.

The Buffalo News reports Miller is scheduled to be introduced to the Buffalo State campus community tomorrow during a series of meetings, as well as an open forum on campus. Miller is the second of five finalists the school has announced, the newspaper reporter.

Miller came to UNCW in the summer of 2011. He replaced Rosemary DePaolo, who retired.

“Chancellor Miller has been invited to explore other presidential opportunities in higher education,” UNCW spokeswoman Janine Iammuno said in a statement Saturday. “The chancellor and Mrs. Miller continue to be dedicated to UNCW and this community, and respectfully request that this development not interfere with the celebration of our students’ upcoming commencement ceremonies or the important endeavors of our faculty and staff.”

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