|The committee to select the next University of Kentucky president voted Friday to keep all the candidates' names confidential throughout the interview process.
Once the list is honed to three to five finalists, the names of candidates to replace UK President Lee T. Todd Jr., who will retire in June, would be released only if all the finalists agreed to it.
The selection committee recommended that the Board of Trustees introduce a preferred candidate to faculty, staff and students before making the final hiring vote, rather than hiring someone, then presenting him or her to the university community.
In other words, the selection committee could recommend three to five candidates to the Board of Trustees. The trustees could then choose a preferred candidate to visit campus, before they vote to hire the person.