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No announcement expected after UM Curators meeting Saturday

Friday, November 18, 2011 | 2:07 p.m. CST; updated 4:57 p.m. CST, Monday, December 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — Don't expect to be toasting to a new UM System president this Thanksgiving.

The UM System Board of Curators will meet via teleconference again Saturday morning to discuss matters regarding the search for a new system president, but spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said no meetings are scheduled for next week.

This will be the third time the curators have met via teleconference in more than two weeks; all three meetings will have been held behind closed doors. No announcement will be made following Saturday's meeting. However, board Chairman Warren Erdman said Friday morning that the committee is making progress and has moved past interviews and "continues to discuss candidates and additional information."

Erdman said he would not disclose any information about candidate interviews or how many candidates might be brought forward as finalists.

The presidential search, now 10 months old, has cost approximately $160,000 as of the end of October, Erdman said. That figure includes major expenses such as travel and meeting expenses and the cost of hiring Greenwood/Ascher & Associates as a search firm. The search committee was given a budget of $234,500.

Erdman reiterated that there is no specific timeline to put forward a list of candidates to the presidential search advisory committee.


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