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Search for next MSU president to be confidential

Posted at 6:04 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 08:51:19-05

The Michigan State University Board of Trustee's Presidential Search Committee says its search for the university's next president will be confidential.

MSU Trustees Dianne Byrum and Melanie Foster, who co-chair the committee, sent a letter out to the MSU community stating it will keep the search closed to ensure the best candidates for the job.

The trustees stated that most highly qualified candidates are not willing to be recruited in open searches as they likely don't want their names out as looking for new jobs.

"The majority of presidential searches at research-intensive universities during the past three years have been confidential, as most highly qualified candidates are not willing to be recruited for an open search," they said in the letter.