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UND President Kennedy will interview for a job at a university in Florida

UND President Mark Kennedy will be interviewing for a new job, according to a Thursday statement.

Kennedy announced in an email that he has been nominated to a pool of candidates for the role of president of the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Kennedy wrote that he had responded to an inquiry from an executive search firm and “have been included in a group to proceed to initial interviews” in an “accelerated search process” likely to be finished by March 9.

Kennedy ended his statement by saying that he and his wife, Debbie Kennedy, are “not anxious to leave” UND.

“I remain focused on my duties at UND,” Kennedy stated, “and would very much look forward to continuing to work with the excellent team at UND to advance our One UND Strategic Plan if not selected by UCF.”

Andrew Haffner

Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.

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