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Friday, December 03, 2021

The applications may not all be in, but UF’s 12th president will be selected next month.

David Brown, chairman of the presidential search committee, wrote in a letter that the committee will interview candidates during a three-day period from Jan. 10 through Jan. 12.

Search consultant Jan Greenwood has said the presidents of a couple of major research universities are waiting for the last minute to apply. Florida’s Sunshine Law, which dictates their applications are public record, could cause those applicants to face criticism from their own campuses about seeking a new job.

“They’re going to sit in the wings until somebody tells them to jump in,” UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said. “I anticipate it’ll be pretty close to those next set of meetings in January.”

Interviews were originally scheduled to begin this weekend.

“We decided not to hold campus visits after the fall semester ends or during the holidays, as we want to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to observe or be present,” he wrote.

Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org.

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