MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System officials have released the names of the finalists vying to become the next system president.
The candidates include Raymond Cross, chancellor of the UW Colleges and Extension; Peter Garland, executive vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; and Robert King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
A Board of Regents selection committee plans to interview the finalists on Monday and recommend one to the full board. The board expects to announce a hiring decision on Jan. 9.
Kevin Reilly officially stepped down as president on Tuesday. He announced in July he would resign at the end of 2013 after taking intense criticism from Republican lawmakers for allowing system campuses to build massive reserves while raising tuition year after year.