The Board of Regents name two finalists for next president of U.

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  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Jan. 19, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    Pershing is easier to pronounce.

  • Cowboy Dude SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    ...Both men were called "highly qualified candidates"

    Then choose the local guy. Duh.

  • JKR Holladay, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    Wow, what a bunch of bitter and nasty comments. Mr. Shurtleff would be a very bad fit for the university. Thank goodness the board recognized that. Regarding the two final candidates, let's hope the longtime university VP gets the nod. This university is clearly on its way up, so the decision is important. BTW, Mr. Samuelson wore red for a long time before he put on the blue :)

  • JNA Layton, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 12:17 a.m.

    Of course its close minded Mr Shurtleff, we are talking about academia here, the most arrogant and useless group of people next to politicians found anywhere on Earth.

  • golfrUte SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 17, 2012 9:32 p.m.

    I'm shocked to see that our Attorney General didn't make the short list. How is that possible? :)

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2012 7:58 p.m.

    I heard Mike Leavitt had friends that floated his name around yet I guess he, unfortunately, wasn't interested himself. While I never voted for him, he would make a great university president for the sole reason that he has a bachelors degree--and that is all anyone needs to run anything today and I'm very very serious. Take away all graduate degrees and the world becomes a smarter place. In Wall Street Journal today there was an opinion to shut down all law schools and to have an undergrad degree in law (which is what they do in England). Nobody needs to pay between $150,000 and $250,000 for a degree of no value. We are a nation obsessed with getting one more degree than our neighbor has.

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    Jan. 17, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    How much longer will Samuelson be at BYU? He is an Emeritus GA now still serving as president. And I wonder if next BYU President will be sitting ga. It is 9 years that Samuelson has been at BYU.