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Bowles to name choice for N.C. State chancellor

Posted January 6, 2010 2:34 p.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2010 9:50 p.m. EST

— University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles on Friday will recommend his choice for chancellor at North Carolina State University to the UNC Board of Governors.

According to a member of the board, Bowles is also expected to make a presentation about the next chancellor to the personnel committee Thursday. His presentation to the entire board would come Friday.

The Board of Governors must approve the selection before it is official.

N.C. State's Board of Trustees submitted the names of three candidates to Bowles last month. The names of the three finalists haven't been released.

Chancellor James Oblinger resigned in June amid questions over his role in hiring then-first lady Mary Easley in 2005 and questions about a lucrative payout he arranged for N.C. State's former provost, who also resigned over the Easley flap.

James Woodward, the retired chancellor of UNC-Charlotte, has served as N.C. State's chancellor in recent months.