by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio
The public forums are complete, now the search committee looking for the next University of Kentucky president is preparing to conduct candidate interviews. Committee members will meet in closed session Tuesday through Thursday at a hotel conference room in northern Kentucky.
UK Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman says the list of potential hires will be narrowed to three to five finalists and an offer will be extended to the preferred candidate by the end of next month.
“I’ve said from the beginning it’s a very ambitious deadline as far as our goal of May 1st, but right now we’re right on target,” he says.
Unless all the candidates agree to it, the names of the finalists will not be released. UK is searching for a replacement for outgoing president Lee Todd Jr., who plans to retire after 10 years leading the university.