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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet here Dec. 12 and will receive a report on the search for a new UT president.

The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday on the eighth floor of Andy Holt Tower.

In addition to hearing a report and recommendations from the presidential search committee, the board will consider a code of ethics for trustees, hear a report of Audit Committee meetings and receive recommendations of appointments to the Board Process and Governance Committee.

The Search Advisory Council, which in addition to trustees includes faculty, students and alumni members, has set a meeting for 11 a.m. in the center’s Executive Dining Room.

The council will review recommendations on presidential characteristics and qualifications from the Criteria, Advertising and Recruitment Subcommittee, which will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the fourth floor conference room of Andy Holt Tower.

The board search committee has scheduled three meetings:

– 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, Andy Holt Tower board room, to do the final evaluation of bids submitted by firms seeking to assist with the presidential search.

– 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Hermitage Room of the University Center, to consider Korn/Ferry’s guarantee to consult at no additional fee on a new search for president. Korn/Ferry was the consultant for the last search.

– Noon Friday, Dec. 12, Executive Dining Room, University Center, to consider the advisory council’s statement of characteristics and qualifications of the president, discuss compensation, and discuss points raised at a series of statewide public forums.

The board’s Executive Committee is scheduled to meet at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the board room to approve appointments to the board’s Process and Governance Committee.