Curators to have 'largely closed' search for new president

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 14, 2016 at 8:41 a.m.



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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has decided to have a mostly closed search for the university system's next president.

The curators met Wednesday to discuss the process of replacing Tim Wolfe, who resigned in November after weeks of protests calling for his removal over his handling of racial tension on campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1RGOLcS ) curators said having an entirely open search for president might deter applicants because all the contenders' names would be made public.

The board also decided Wednesday to seek public input on what qualifications should be required from the next president.

The search timeline includes selecting a search firm by late February, which would develop a candidate pool by June. Curators said that timeline could be adjusted.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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