Search Committee Picks Presidential Finalists

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee has selected a list of finalists to possibly replace retiring President Lee Todd, Jr.

With a unanimous vote, the search committee concluded the bulk of its work Monday by narrowing down the group of candidates. Chairman Jim Stuckert would not say how many names are on that list.

"We're still doing additional due diligence work, additional referencing, and continuing down that process."

Board of Trustees chairman Britt Brockman says any one of the candidates would make a great president for UK.

"Their impression of how they could take this university to the next level be that the Top 20 mandate that we've had, we've had a diverse pool of opinions as to how to get there. And I think it's important to present to the board a diverse group of candidates rather than just a small group that all look the same."

It appears all the finalists are men. When asked if there were any women in the group, Brockman paused and said "diverse."

The UK Board of Trustees plans to interview finalists on April 30 and possibly name a preferred candidate on May 1st. That person would then be presented to campus on May 2nd.