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UK Launches National Search for Provost

By Mary Margaret Colliver


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"This is a key academic position that will serve as one of my closest advisers."

-- Lee T. Todd Jr.,
president, University of Kentucky

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Aug. 15, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky has launched a national search for candidates to fill the university provost position on a permanent basis, President Lee T. Todd Jr. announced today.

Todd said he has appointed Douglas A. Boyd, director of international affairs and a faculty member in the College of Communications and Information Studies, as chairperson of a search committee comprised of faculty and administrators.

"This is a key academic position that will serve as one of my closest advisers," Todd said. "I will ask the advisory group to begin a thorough review of the applications later this month. I will meet with the group to receive their recommendations and then make a decision as quickly as possible."

Todd noted the position already has been posted on the university's Web site. An advertisement seeking nominations will soon appear in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the weekly newspaper serving universities and colleges across the country.

Boyd said, "I am honored to have been asked to chair the search committee. We all understand the importance of this position, and I am sure that this opportunity will attract many first-rate candidates."

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