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U. of Ill. narrows presidential candidates to 10

CHICAGO (AP) -- University of Illinois trustees say a list of potential new presidents for the university has been narrowed to 10 people, five of them presidents at other schools.

Trustee Pam Strobel said Monday after a closed-door meeting that the board is on schedule to name a new president by May. Trustees oversee the three university campuses run by the president.

Neither Strobel nor board chairman Christopher Kennedy would name candidates.

Trustees will meet in private again Friday in Chicago. Strobel says they could interview some candidates then.

Joseph B. White stepped down as president last year during a scandal over the role of political connections on admissions. Stanley Ikenberry, Illinois' president from 1979 to 1995, has served as interim president since then.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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