UK presidential search reaches final stage

HEBRON, KY (AP) - University of Kentucky trustees are meeting behind closed doors for a second straight day to interview candidates still in the running to become campus president.

UK Board of Trustees Chairman Britt Brockman says he's hoping trustees will start deliberations Sunday afternoon at a hotel in northern Kentucky, with the goal of introducing the preferred candidate. Brockman says he's optimistic the final candidate will be chosen from the pool of hopefuls being interviewed by trustees this weekend.

The state's flagship university is looking for a successor to outgoing President Lee T. Todd Jr., who is retiring in June after a decade of leading the university.

The preferred candidate is scheduled to do a whirlwind, get-acquainted tour of the Lexington campus on Monday to meet with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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