January 28, 2009 in Idaho

Board: 5 finalists for UI presidency

Associated Press

BOISE — The state Board of Education says there are five finalists for the University of Idaho presidency and two candidates will visit the Moscow campus next month.

Kansas State University Provost Duane Nellis and Montana State University Provost David Dooley are scheduled to travel to the main campus in Moscow, as well as branch locations.

The University of Idaho began searching for a new president last year after Tim White resigned to accept a job at the University of California-Riverside. The board picked university dean Steven Daley-Laursen to serve as temporary president.

Nellis is scheduled to visit several campus locations during the week that begins on Feb. 2. Dooley plans to visit Idaho the following week.

A search committee, which included university faculty, administrators, alumni and two board members, met several times in the past six months and selected the finalists.

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