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Field of UW System president finalists down to 2


MADISON (WKOW) -- Robert King, one of three finalists who interviewed for the UW System president job in Madison Monday, is no longer being considered for the job, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

This follows questions by some on campus and in Madison about King's background as a conservative politician in New York and officeholder in the American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC)

Spokeswoman Sue Patrick of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education confirmed Wednesday to the State Journal that King was no longer in the running for the System's top job.

King has been president of the Kentucky council since 2009 and will remain in that job.

Ray Cross and Peter Garland are the other two finalists.

Cross is the only candidate from inside the UW System. He currently holds the job of UW Colleges and Extention Chancellor.

The full Board of Regents is expected to meet in closed session late Thursday afternoon and announce its pick after the meeting.


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