The search for a dean at Helena College will start again from scratch, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
Finalist Dr. Vern Lindquist, from Richard Bland College of William and Mary in Virginia, withdrew from consideration.
Dr. Dave Ferreira, the remaining candidate, visited the school and participated in community forums. Ferreira is the association provost of Georgetown Campus at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in South Carolina. After meeting with Ferreira, the search committee decided to close the search without a successful candidate, the statement said.
The school received 56 applications for the open position after Dean Daniel Bingham left this summer to serve as a mission president in Australia.
The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education is leading the search. The statement says Commissioner Clayton Christian will be announcing the next steps.