UK spokesman Jay Blanton confirmed Subbaswamy is a finalist, but said he did not have a comment at the time.
“The provost would be an outstanding Chancellor at UMassAmherst and would be a terrific fit,” UK President Eli Capilouto said in a statement. “We wish him only the
best of luck in this process.”
In January, Subbaswamy was one of two finalists for the presidency position at the University of Utah.
He was one of two finalists for a top position at Iowa State in September, and runner-up for a position at University of Illinois in 2010.
The finalists will visit UMass next week, and UMass President Robert Caret will suggest a candidate to the UMass board within two weeks, according to The Herald News.