UK Presidential Search Committee Visits Louisville

by Sheila Ash on March 15, 2011

Representatives from the University of Kentucky will visit  Louisville Tuesday to ask for public input on the search for a new school president.

Current president Lee Todd is retiring this summer. By Wednesday morning, members of the Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee will have visited 15 total cities to talk with alumni, faculty and interested parties about what qualities the new president should have.

Board chair Britt Brockman says the information gathered at the meetings will be used during candidate interviews.

“Next week we’ll meet in northern Kentucky and we will actually interview all of the finalists one on one. And about a week following that we’ll sit down in a room and hopefully come out with three to five preferred candidates,” he says.

Brockman says the board members hope to make a decision by May 1st. A search firm is also helping the board. The firm—Greenwood Asher of Florida—is the same agency that found Todd and brought him to UK.

Today’s forum will be at the Kentucky International Convention Center at 4:30 pm.

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