About the Search

This is a tentative timeline subject to the search firm’s availability and other factors. Special meetings may be necessary for the Presidential Search Committee and will be conducted in accordance with Kentucky Open Meetings law.

Updated Search Timeline

Continued Development of Presidential Profile

Aug. 3, 2020

Search Committee Meeting to Approve Presidential Profile and Officially Open the Presidential Search

Aug. 21, 2020

Presidential Search Officially Opens

Aug. 24, 2020

Job Announcement Released

Aug. 25-28, 2020

Application Review

Aug. 25-Oct. 9, 2020

Board of Regents Meeting

Sept. 17-18, 2020

President Box's Retirement Date Sept. 30, 2020

Applications for Guaranteed Consideration are Due

Oct. 19, 2020

Review of Additional Applications Received after Guranteed Consideration Deadline

Oct. 19-23, 2020

Search Committee Selects Candidates for Interview

Oct. 26-27, 2020

Semi-Finalists contacted to Arrange Video Interviews

Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 2020


Candidate Interviews Conducted


Week of Nov. 9, 2020

Meeting to Select Three to Four Final Candidates

Week of Nov. 16, 2020

Thanksgiving Week

Week of Nov. 23, 2020

Finalists are Notified and Interviews are Arranged

Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2020

Finalists On-Site Interviews

Week of Dec. 14, 2020

Committee Meets to Select Final Candidate to Present to Board of Regents for Approval

Dec. 18 or 21, 2020

Holiday Season

Dec. 22, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021

Board of Regents Announce the New President at Special Board Meeting

Jan. 21, 2021