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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Four candidates for chancellor of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga were recommended Wednesday to UT President Joe Johnson by an advisory search committee.

 Recommended by the committee were the following individuals:

 — Peggy Elliott, senior fellow with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.

 — Dwayne McCay, vice president of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma.

 — Bill Stacy, founding president of California State University in San Marcos.

 — Bill Troutt, president of Belmont University in Nashville.

 Homer Fisher, UT senior vice president and chair of the advisory committee, said Johnson may make a decision by the next meeting of the UT Board of Trustees, scheduled for June 19 in Knoxville.

 UT-Chattanooga Chancellor Fred Obear is stepping aside after 16 years in the post. He plans to take a leave of absence and then return to UT-Chattanooga.


 Contact: Carolyn Mitchell (423-755-4263) or Homer Fisher (423-974-3211)