UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filledOct 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.