November 16, 2017

Brief: Interviews underway for next COO

By Joseph Lyell —

Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources John Elliot said interviews have begun in the search U of L’s next Chief Operating Officer at Nov. 13’s Staff Senate meeting.

“We have a pool of very good, qualified candidates,” Elliot said.

Two have already been interviewed and more will be interviewed later this month. The search committee will give COO recommendations to Interim President Greg Postel by the end of November.

University spokesperson John Karman confirmed that the search has been narrowed, but said finalists will not be disclosed at this time.

Louisville’s most recent COO was Harlan Sands, who left the school for a position at University of Pennsylvania in January.

Sands’ served under ex-President James Ramsey, who refered to him as  “a change agent.”

During his time at the university, Sands oversaw the $40 million renovation of the SAC and a structural reorganization of many departments which affected over 600 staff members.

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