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UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled
Tom Buchanan is retiring as University of Wyoming president after the spring semester.

UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.

In the past, UW has brought finalists for the job to visit with students and faculty. But under a new process being considered, the board wouldn't release the candidates' names to the public until the new university president has been chosen.

Board President David Bostrom says UW has a better chance of attracting top-notch candidates, especially sitting presidents at other universities, if information about their applications is kept private.

The board is looking for a replacement for retiring President Tom Buchanan.

Buchanan announced last month that he will retire next year as head of the state's only four-year public university.

Buchanan has served as president since July 2005. The former faculty member served year as interim president while the university conducted a national search to replace Phil Dubois, then emerged as a top candidate himself and was given the job.

The search process will be defined at the board's Oct. 12 meeting.

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