First bits on U-Minnesota prez candidates

Some notes on the candidates via regent Clyde Allen —

  • They show gender and racial diversity.
  • They’re all academics with strong admin skills
  • They’re all external
  • They’re at both public and private institutions
  • Some or all have Big 10 experience
  • Some are U of M alums
  • All have degrees in sciences or liberal arts

Also, two won’t be discussed today. Trying to see ramifications of that

From Patricia Simmons, regent: “We went after” candidates, didn’t just look for those seeking jobs.