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.
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.