Emails offer clues on search for new University of Missouri president

University of Missouri.

University of Missouri.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Newly obtained emails show that five to nine candidates made the cut to be semifinalist for the job of leading the four-campus University of Missouri system.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the disclosure was made in internal emails from last month recommending a car service for presidential search interviews.

Few details have been released about the presidential search. The paper obtained the email through an open records request.

Earlier this month, a 16-member search committee concluded two days of 10-hour meetings. But committee leaders have declined to say how many candidates were interviewed or provide any other particulars.

Protests last year over racial issues on the Columbia campus led to the resignation of former system president Tim Wolfe and Columbia’s former chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune