The UNC System Presidential Search Committee met via conference call Monday afternoon to review applications and provide an update on its selection process for the next UNC System president.
Jason Tyson, director of media relations for the UNC System, said the process has been heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“During these challenging times, we’re continuing to make progress in our search for the next leader of our great System,” Wendy Murphy, committee co-chair, said.
Tyson said at this point, the committee was supposed to be interviewing candidates individually, but because of the pandemic, they are still in the recruitment and advertising phase for the position.
Kimberly Strach, the committee’s director, reported that 36 candidates have submitted applications and documentation for the position. She said that the applicants come from across the country, and even a few from outside of the U.S.