20, No. 13, Feb. 1, 2001
Chancellor search progressing for
News Bureau Staff Writer
Since November, the search committee to help find a replacement for
Urbana Chancellor Michael Aiken, who is retiring Aug. 20, has met five
times, professor Thomas Ulen, reported at the UI Board of Trustees meeting
Jan. 18 in Chicago.
Advertising for the position has been circulated nationally and the
committee has received some 80 applications and nominations, he said.
The deadline to express interest in the position was Jan. 15.
"The committee will begin to look at the pool of candidates,"
Ulen said at the meeting.
The committee has been meeting with university and community leaders
to assess their idea of what the chancellors role is.
The next step for the committee is to develop a position criteria and
needs statement, Ulen said.
The committee was hoping to send the statement to the board last week.
Ulen said the committee is aiming to conduct final interviews for the
position about the first week of March and submit a list of names to
university President James J. Stukel by the end of March.