The University of Missouri has chosen its next president and expects to announce its decision next week.
By Joseph Leahy (St. Louis, Mo.)
Board of Curators Chairman Warren Erdman said a search committee began with a pool of more than 100 candidates from academic and non-academic backgrounds alike.
"We had four interviews and we worked our way down to a couple second interviews. Then there were a few telephone follow-ups. In the end, the committee recommended a single finalist," Erdman said.
The university is seeking a replacement for Gary Forsee who stepped down in January to care for his ailing wife. Erdman also said the committee will announce its decision after finalizing contract negotiations.