The last of three candidates interviewing to become Southern Oregon University's next president will be in the Rogue Valley Thursday and Friday this week.

Dr. Linda Schott, who currently is president at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will travel to the area June 2 and 3, according to a Southern Oregon University news release.

Schott has a doctorate in history and humanities from Stanford University and a master's degree in history, also from Stanford, according to the release. She has also served as dean at the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College, and as associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.

Schott follows candidates Dr. Michael Tidwell, who visited May 25-26, and Dr. Terry Allison, who is here today and Thursday.

During their visits, the finalists meet with university constituent groups and hold "town hall-style" forums that are open to the public. Schott's forum will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at SOU's Science Building, Room 151, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

Allison's forum will be today at 3:30 p.m., also in Room 151 of the Science Building.