(Host) The University of Vermont has announced five finalists in its search for a new president.
Four of the five are top administrators at public universities, including Oregon State University, the University of Arizona, the University of Minnesota and the University of Delaware.
The fifth candidate is the senior vice president for Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.
The chairman of UVM’s Board of Trustees describes the finalists as "highly accomplished," and says all have had to handle very complex issues at their current schools.
Each candidate will be interviewed by faculty and administrative leaders and appear at a public forum, which will be recorded and made available on UVM’s website.
All the visits will take place during the last two weeks of January.
The next president will succeed Dan Fogel, who took office in 2002 and resigned Aug. 1st. John Bramley, a former UVM provost and professor, has been serving as interim president.
Officials hope the next president will start in July.
You can find more information on the backgrounds of the candidates here.