Pennsylvania's next chancellor of higher education could be named as soon as today.
The chancellor selection process has been shrouded in secrecy, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, but the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has scheduled a special conference call for today.
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No one outside the process is sure who the pick will be. The paper notes system officials and others who participated in interviews with finalists for the state's highest-paying position were required to sign nondisclosure forms to protect the candidates' identities.
In the past, the agency has made public the names of finalists.
There are 14 state-owned schools in Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.
The chancellor of higher education position pays $327,500 annually.