Ohio State presidential search committee to meet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The committee looking for the next president of Ohio State University is holding another meeting as the search enters its final stages.

The panel of university trustees completed a detailed job description last month and is now considering possible candidates.

Ohio State is seeking a replacement for former president Gordon Gee (gee), who retired in July after remarks he made jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools were made public.

The committee scheduled a closed meeting Wednesday on campus in Columbus.

Ohio State is paying a Dallas-based head hunting firm $200,000 plus expenses. That's in line with the increasingly common practice by big universities of putting the search for presidents in a consultant's hands.

A decision on a new president is expected early next year.