Search committee: Presidential candidates down to 10

By Staff

The search for the next president of CU has narrowed to 10 candidates who will be interviewed by the Presidential Search Committee in the coming weeks. The committee will further narrow the pool to up to five candidates to recommend to the Board of Regents for its consideration.

In a letter to faculty and staff this week, Regents Heidi Ganahl and Irene Griego (co-chairs of the search committee) wrote that “we have identified a strong pool of candidates of diverse personal and professional backgrounds.”

Ganahl and Griego said they expect to receive recommendations from the Presidential Search Committee before the end of the month. The regents, who have the ultimate responsibility for selecting the president, will interview candidates forwarded by the search committee. Colorado law dictates that any finalist must be made publicly known for at least two weeks before a new president can be selected.

Ganahl and Griego said they expect visits to campuses and governance groups will take place during that two weeks.

The next president will replace Bruce Benson, who will retire from CU in July after serving the university for more than 11 years.

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