- Associated Press - Saturday, September 30, 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Board of Regents is closing in on choosing the next president of the University of Montana.

The board plans a teleconference to discuss finalists. The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/2yf9SQ7 ) the teleconference could take place Tuesday.

A search committee met Wednesday. Board of Regents Chairwoman Fran Albrecht says the board now wants deliberate as a group.

The Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education hasn’t disclosed how many of the four finalists the search committee has deemed acceptable.

The finalists are Andy Feinstein, of San Jose State University; Seth Bodnar, of General Electric; Chuck Ambrose, of the University of Central Missouri; and Mirta Marti, formerly of Fort Hays State University.

Former higher education commissioner Sheila Stearns has been acting president since Royce Engstrom resigned in December.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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