Dr. Charles L. Welch, president of Henderson State University, is the 20th person to apply to be president of Arkansas State University.

UPDATE: Surprise. He’s one of three selected by an ASU presidential search committee for an interview. The others are Dr. Richard J. Federinko of Dadeville, Ala., senior vice chancellor at Troy University, and Dr. William B. Richardson Jr. of Baton Rouge, chancellor of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, and Chalkley Family Endowed Chair.