Search committee to interview six for University of Northern Iowa presidency

One semifinalist withdrew from consideration

IOWA CITY — A search and screen committee for the next University of Northern Iowa president is to meet over the next three days to interview six semifinalists.

The “airport” interviews between Thursday and Saturday take place at the Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. The interviews are to be conducted in closed session — although a portion of the meetings are open.

The committee last month narrowed a pool of more than 40 applicants to seven finalists. One candidate withdrew, according to the Board of Regents Office.

The goal is to bring three to four finalists to campus later this month, when they are to meet with campus constituents and participate in public forums.

The Board of Regents is expected to choose a new UNI president at its Dec. 5-6 meeting in Cedar Falls. He or she is to succeed Bill Ruud, who left over the summer to serve as president of the small, private Marietta College in Ohio.

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