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KNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and its presidential search committee will meet April 20 and 21 to continue the selection process for UT’s next president.

The search committee will convene at 7:45 a.m. April 20 in the University Center Hermitage Room. Interviews with the six candidates for the presidency will begin at 8 a.m.

Following the interviews, the nine-member search committee will meet at 8 p.m. in the Hermitage Room to select not less than three candidates to recommend to the full board.

The board will interview the finalists beginning at 8:00 a.m. April 21 in the Hermitage Room. Following the interviews, the board will meet to select UT’s 23rd president.

The candidates are:

Dr. Jack Burns, vice president for academic affairs and research of the University of Colorado system.

Dr. Brady Deaton, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. Kermit Hall, president of Utah State University.

Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and director of the National Toxicology Program.

Dr. John Petersen, provost and executive vice president at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Bill Stacy, chancellor of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

More information about the search is available at