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Board plans for a speedy university system chancellor search



The search committee tasked with selecting a new university system chancellor unanimously agreed on a timeline and job description during a brief meeting today.

Committee members are hoping to save money and still find a good candidate by handling the search process themselves. If the right applicant doesn't surface by December, the committee would then consider hiring a search firm to aide the process.

With the timeline now in place, a cancellor could be selected by the full Board of Governors as early as Nov. 21 but no later than June 19, 2014. Either way, it would be before the November gubernatorial election where incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott could face former Gov. Charlie Crist if Crist decides to run as a Democrat.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:38pm]


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