Mich. college president says he's staying put

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The president of Ferris State University says he's not interested in the same job at a Kentucky school.

David Eisler said Saturday he's withdrawing as a finalist for president of Northern Kentucky University, near Cincinnati.

He says he's received much support from people in Big Rapids and Grand Rapids.

Eisler says the people and Ferris State's educational mission are "too important and dear" to him and his wife.

Eisler has been president at the Big Rapids campus for nine years.

He's also handled many projects in Grand Rapids, including expansion of the school's pharmacy program.

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