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Lone UW president finalist withdraws from consideration

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:50:36-04

WISCONSIN — The lone finalist for the University of Wisconsin System's president job has withdrawn his name from consideration.

University of Alaska System President Jim Johnsen was the only finalist to emerge from a months-long search.

Other would-be finalists withdrew from the running because they feared if they were identified they would lost their ability to fight COVID-19 in their current positions.

The University of Alaska System issued a statement Friday saying Johnsen had withdrawn from consideration and quoting him as saying he feels he's called to lead the system in Alaska.

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