U-Minnesota regents to name prez finalists tomorrow

Update: Star Tribune now reports the number is down to two.

Update: The Star Tribune has stricken that part of its story.

Just got this from the University of Minnesota:

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/11/2010) —The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will take action at its previously scheduled meeting on Friday morning, Nov. 12, to select those who will be interviewed by the Board as part of the presidential search process. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Those selected by the Board to be interviewed will become finalists for the position of University President.

Last week, Board Chair Clyde Allen announced that the Presidential Selection Advisory Committee had forwarded the names of four semi-finalists to the Board for its consideration to become finalists.

Once selected, finalists will be invited to campus next Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17 and 18, for a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff and community members. Finalists will be interviewed by the Board in a public meeting, and will also participate in a separate public question and answer session with the university community.

The Board’s consideration of semi-finalists will take part as new business on the Friday meeting agenda, estimated to take place between 10 and 11 a.m.

More information on the University of Minnesota presidential search can be found at www.presidentsearch.umn.edu.