Provost search narrowed to 3

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The UK Provost Search Committee announced that three candidates for provost are visiting campus Monday for forums and meetings.

Mike Reid and Charley Carlson, co-chairs of the committee, said in a UK release that the three candidates represent diverse academic backgrounds, but “share a common background of excellence in both their academic and administrative pursuits.”

Each candidate is planning to visit with students, staff, faculty, deans and other administrators.

The candidates are Jose Luis Bermudez, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University; Nancy Brickhouse, the interim provost at the University of Delaware; and Christine Riorden, the dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Bermudez will attend an open forum from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, tentatively in Room 118 of White Hall Classroom Building. Brickhouse will have a forum from 4 to 5 p.m. April 24, tentatively in Room 118 of White Hall.

A forum for Riorden will be from 4 to 5 p.m. April 25, tentatively in Room 102 of White Hall. UK President Eli Capilouto plans to announce the new provost at the Board of Trustees’ May 14 meeting.

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