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4:36 AM Thu, Dec. 13th

Embry-Riddle's chancellor resigns

PRESCOTT – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Uni-versity is looking for a new chancellor to replace Charles "Cap" Allen Parlier, who recently re-signed to pursue writing and spend more time with his family in Kansas.

Meanwhile, Embry-Riddle Presi-dent George H. Ebbs has appointed Daniel L. Carrell Jr. as interim chancellor while a national search for Parlier's successor is under way.

Parlier took the helm of the local campus in March 1998. University officials credited him with "strengthening the campus strategic planning efforts, streamlining operations for greater efficiency and fiscal viability, strengthening the technology infrastructure and increasing the emphasis on student service."

Carrell was most recently director of business and administration and previously was chairman of the flight and aeronautical science departments on the Prescott campus from 1987 to 1998. He first came to the campus as director of development in 1986.

Before joining Embry-Riddle, Car-rell worked at the Defense Language Institute in San Francisco, the Department of Combat Operations at the U.S. Army School of the Americas, Ft. Gulick in the Republic of Panama.

Carrell is a retired infantry officer and military aviator who completed two combat tours in Vietnam. In 1990, He received his master of science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in aeronautical science while working full-time for the university. He holds a bachelor of science degree in political science from Northwestern State Uni-versity, Natchitoches, La.

"I have great confidence in the ability of Dan Carrell to lead the efforts of the Prescott Campus," said Ebbs. "Together with the faculty and staff, he will continue to build on the success of the campus, strengthen the bonds between the university's two residential campuses, and create a unified, shared vision for the campus and the university."

As interim chancellor, Carrell will be the chief administrative officer of the campus, responsible for overall planning, resource allocation and program evaluation.

Embry-Riddle is the world's largest, fully-accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It has campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, and more than 100 teaching sites in the United States and Europe.