Presidential search narrows

Even with inclement weather, the Board of Regents gathered for its final meeting in 2013 Friday in Pogue Library.

Presidential search committee chair Stephen Williams announced 11 candidates have been selected for the president position and will be interviewed next month in Nashville, Tenn. Several alternates have also been named.

Williams said approximately 60 applicants submitted paperwork for the position and the committee hopes to publically announce the four finalists in February or March.

Other business:

Kim Oatman, director of Facilities Management showed the board several proposals to control vehicle and pedestrian traffic on 16 Street. Some of the proposals included, an overhead crosswalk, rerouting 16th Street and digging a pedestrian walkway to go under the road.

Oatman also discussed the Highway 121 widening project and the Curris Center parking lot solar project.

Student constituent Jeremiah Johnson recapped Homecoming, Student Government Association events and residential college events.

Regent Sharon Green gave the enrollment management report and said enrollment was up 45 students from Fall 2012. Total enrollment for Fall 2013 is 10,943.

Staff Report.