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4th Forum in Dean of College of Communication and Information Search Takes Place Today

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2019) — The fourth forum, part of a national search for the next dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, will take place from 4-5 p.m. today, in the Lexmark Room in the Main Building. 

As part of this search process, the search committee, which is dedicated to finding a qualified and visionary leader, has selected four finalists for the position. Throughout the past two weeks, individuals have visited campus, participated in open forums and met with constituent groups in the UK community. 

All candidates' curricula vitae are available on the search website, where names and CVs for all candidates are posted 24 hours in advance of their forums. UK community members will be able to provide anonymous feedback through the search website until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, one week following the final forum.

The full schedule of candidate visits is below:

  • Candidate A: 4-5 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Lexmark Room in the Main Building;
  • Candidate B: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Lexmark Room in the Main Building;
  • Candidate C: 4-5 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Lexmark Room in the Main Building; and 
  • Candidate D: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Lexmark Room, in the Main Building.

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