University of Vermont: Provost Tom Sullivan wants to be our prez

Outgoing University of Minnesota Provost Tom Sullivan is a finalist for the presidency of the University of Vermont, the university in New England has announced.

Sullivan, who is reportedly scheduled to interview there on Wednesday and Thursday is apparently one of five finalists -- yes, five and not just one -- each of whom is a current or former provost.

I've got a call in to Sullivan for confirmation, but you can read the university's announcement here and the Burlington Free Press article here. (Tuesday update: Sullivan's office hasn't called back.)

Sullivan announced in February that he'd be stepping down at the end of the year to return to the law school.

Sullivan's successor as provost at the U, Karen Hanson, is scheduled to start Feb. 1, a university spokesman said.

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