University of Kentucky dean withdraws from two provost searches

H. Dan O'Hair
H. Dan O'Hair

Dan O'Hair, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, has withdrawn as a candidate for provost at the University of Montana and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

O'Hair had been named a finalist for the jobs at both universities.

"I am very appreciative that the University of Kentucky has been supportive of my involvement in this process," O'Hair said in a statement Friday. "The friends and colleagues here have made it impossible for me to leave one of the strongest, fastest-growing colleges at the university."

O'Hair has been a dean at UK since 2009 and the interim senior vice provost for student success since 2012. His wife is Mary John O'Hair, dean of UK's College of Education.