Should public university presidential searches be shielded from the public?

Should public university presidential searches be shielded from the public?

A nearly decade-long effort to close the search process for Florida’s public university presidents is back again. The proposal has been tried and failed several times over, despite opposition from faculty, staff, and open government advocates.

"This evidence, these facts indicate the Sunshine Law is not hindering our ability to hire the best qualified academic individuals and professionals in the country. I might also add, Florida’s education system, which has a top-ranking institution,…also support this claim,” ACLU of Florida lobbyist Rich Templin told the Senate’s Education Committee Tuesday, kicking off a likely session-long debate over whether to close the public university president se...

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