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Med School Chair Will Serve as Acting President

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Terrace Heights, WA -  The search begins for a new president of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. 

The medical school's board has formed a search committee. 

They hope to have a new president in place within the next several months.

Dr. Lloyd Butler chairs the board for the new medical school.  He'll be the school's acting president for now, while a search committee looks for a successor to Dr. Greg Mick.

"Dr. Mick will continue to be a friend to the university," says Dr. Butler. 

Dr. Mick resigned two and a half weeks ago, so he could return to private practice as a neurosurgeon. 

Now schools has put together a search committee, which includes board members and several people in the community.  Dr. Butler says he will not be a candidate and they don't have a list put together just yet.

"We look forward to the opportunity to hire some with national prominence with a lot of experience."    

Dr. Butler says the search to hire a new president will not impact future plans for a the school.