Pittsburg State University is preparing to begin the search for its next president.
The Joplin Globe reports that the Kansas Board of Regents has voted to conduct a closed committee-led search.
Cheryl Harrison-Lee, the board’s chairperson, said the closed search is necessary “in the interest of trying to attract as many qualified candidates as possible.”
She said many of the sought-after candidates in university leadership positions don’t want to be publicly tied to a search at another institution.
A new president at Pittsburg State will succeed Steve Scott, who announced in July that he will retire next summer.
Scott has served as president since 2009.