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Published: Wednesday, 8/11/2010

BGSU launches presidential search to replace Carol Cartwright


BOWLING GREEN — With the impending departure of Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright next year, university trustees are launching the search for her replacement now.

The board of trustees agreed at its annual retreat Friday to hire the executive search firm of Heidrick and Struggles to head up the search for a new president.

Based in Chicago, the firm has clients worldwide.

Details of the contract agreement are under discussion, according to a university spokesman.

Ms. Cartwright, who was president of Kent State University from 1991 until 2006, was hired as interim president at BGSU in 2008 when Sidney Ribeau resigned to become president of Howard University in Washington.

Trustees urged her to stay on, and in January 2009 voted 6-2 to pay her a $375,000 annual salary to remain president through June, 2011.

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