The only name that will be made public in the University of Kentucky presidential search will be that of the final candidate chosen.
A group of finalists selected on Monday were given the option of having their names made public, but only if all the candidates agreed to release their names.
UK's presidential search consultants, Greenwood/Asher & Associates of Florida, surveyed the candidates and reported that at least one —"if not more" — of them objected to having their names made public, according to UK spokesman Jay Blanton.
The search committee also has not released the number of finalists selected.
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The UK trustees is expected to select a preferred candidate for the presidency at a retreat in Hebron on April 29 and 30. The final candidate will be announced on April 30, tour the campus and meet with UK constituent groups on May 1 and, barring complications, be formally offered a contract on May 2.
UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. will retire in June.