Finding the Next MU President

9 years 10 months 1 week ago August 21, 2007 Aug 21, 2007 Tuesday, August 21 2007 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:12:53 PM CDT in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - University of Missouri curators now plan to interview presidential finalists at least twice before making a job offer. They've decided to do that as a precaution seemingly designed to avoid being spurned by candidates who get cold feet. That was the case in early June, when the board's top candidate rejected an offer and instead took a top job with a Florida steel manufacturer. According to a memo obtained by The Associated Press under Missouri's public records law, board chairman Don Walsworth days later informed his nine colleagues that the search process would be changed. No curators or search consultants could be reached for comment today. Other higher education experts keeping tabs on the Missouri vacancy called the added layer of screening a positive change. The next university president will replace Elson Floyd, who left in April for a similar job at Washington State University.

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