A committee of top University administrators met to review the criteria for the new vice chancellor for finance and administration.
Dick Mann, the current chief financial officer, will step down from his position June 30.
Chancellor Holden Thorp said finding Mann’s successor is the most important thing he has to do this year.
“We need somebody who already knows, or can learn very quickly, every non-academic activity of the University,” he said.
Thorp stressed the importance of a strong relationship with the town.