The governing body of the institution must give public notice of the name or names of the finalists being considered for the position at least 21 days before the date of the meeting at which final action or vote is to be taken on the employment of the person.As no name is yet to surface, the topic must not be on the agenda for the August 9-10 Board of Regents Meeting in El Paso.
The search involves a corporate-oriented Search Committee charged with:
Nominating more than one candidate to be recommended to the Chancellor. In turn and in accordance with the Regents’ Rules (which provide that the Presidents of Texas Tech system component institutions shall be appointed by the Chancellor with the concurrence of the Board of Regents), the Chancellor will make the final selection and appointment.Unless there's a special called Board meeting, the next opportunity for Regents to rubber stamp Chancellor Hance's selection is October 12, 2012.
Two candidates (at least) and twenty one days notice; these elements seem newsworthy.