- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Transylvania University has chosen four finalists for the school’s presidency, including former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

Also named as finalists Thursday are Sacred Heart University Arts and Sciences Dean Seamus Carey, University of Montevallo Senior Vice President for Administrative Affairs Michelle Johnston and American University Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Thomas Minar.

Grayson told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1ffIH3W ) that Transylvania alumni contacted him last year after Owen Williams announced he would leave at the end of this school year. University faculty overwhelmingly approved a vote of no confidence in Williams’ leadership last June.

Grayson has been at The Institute of Politics at Harvard University since 2011 and says he has begun to realize that higher education is a passion for him.

The finalists will visit campus starting Sunday.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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