Search for U-Minnesota prez down to four

Just got this from the U:

(11/05/2010) —University of Minnesota Board of Regents Chair Clyde Allen announced today that the Presidential Search Advisory Committee has forwarded recommendations of four semi-finalists for the position of university president to the Board of Regents. Currently, Regents are individually reviewing the written files on each semi-finalist. The Board will hold a public meeting in the near future to select candidates whom it will interview. Once selected for interviews, the candidates will be finalists. In accordance with state law, the names of all candidates selected for interviews are public information and will be made public at that time.

All finalists will come to the Twin Cities Campus for meetings with University constituents and a public interview by the Board of Regents. The dates for those visits will be announced following Board action to select finalists.

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee, whose members represent the University and the state, was appointed by the Board of Regents in June to assist the Board by identifying and evaluating candidates based on Board-approved leadership characteristics. The committee was charged to forward a pool of semi-finalists for Board consideration.

“The Board sincerely appreciates the efforts of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee,” said Allen. “They are to be commended for the quality of their work, the significant time they devoted to the task, and their dedication and commitment to the University of Minnesota.”

The Board intends to appoint the 16th President of the University of Minnesota before the end of the calendar year.