Wall Street Journal
January 22nd, 2015
With the hunt under way for a successor to New York University President
faculty members are advocating for an academic to fill the post
even as the search committee considers a broader range of candidates.
demands for a scholar-president come as job interviews are set to begin
in February for one of higher education’s most high-profile positions,
according to people familiar with the matter.
“This is the most
compelling [academic] presidency open in the United States,” said
chairman of Isaacson, Miller, a search firm working with NYU’s
internal search committee to choose Mr. Sexton’s successor. “The reason
is pretty straightforward: It’s a broad-scale university in one of the
great cities of the world.”