Boulder Camera sues CU regents over presidential search transparency

Daily Camera (Boulder): The Daily Camera filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court today seeking to compel the University of Colorado to comply with the newspaper’s requests for the names of other finalists who were considered during the process that led to the hiring of Mark Kennedy as the new president of the state’s flagship university system.

Kennedy was approved May 2 as the replacement for the retiring Bruce Benson in a 5-4 vote by the regents, following a contentious search process in which Kennedy had been publicly identified as the lone finalist. The identities of five other candidates interviewed by regents for the top position at CU have never been disclosed.

The university has refused two separate requests by the Camera asking for other finalists’ names under the Colorado Open Records Act, and for the names of the candidates ultimately interviewed by the Board of Regents.

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