KSU Presidential Search down to One Finalist

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ORONO, Maine (AP) _ Robert Kennedy, who was one of two finalists
for president at Kansas State University, says he's staying at the
University of Maine.

Kennedy has been president at the University of Maine System's flagship campus since 2005, and he said Tuesday he's happy to
continue to serve in that capacity. He says he believes that more
than ever, ``UMaine is the state's best hope for the future of this
great state.''

Kennedy and Kirk Schulz, a vice president at Mississippi State University, were finalists after the chancellor at East Carolina
University, Steve Ballard, withdrew.

The Kansas Board of Regents said it had no comment on the situation until a final decision is announced.

Kansas State is seeking to replace longtime President Jon Wefald. Wefald plans to retire at the end of the academic year after serving 23 years in the post.

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