The University of California is expected next week to announce the appointment of a new president, seven months after UC President Richard C. Atkinson said that he would step down from the post in the fall.
The university's regents will hold a special meeting Wednesday in Oakland to vote on a single candidate who has won the recommendation of a regents' search committee, UC spokesman Michael Reese said Friday. A news conference to introduce the president is scheduled after the vote.
UC officials and members of the committee have been tight-lipped throughout the months-long search, and declined again Friday to comment on the identity of the candidate, or any specifics, including whether the recommendation would be for an interim or a permanent president.
Among the widely rumored candidates, however, are several of the system's chancellors, including UC San Diego's Robert C. Dynes, UCLA's Albert Carnesale, UC Santa Barbara's Henry T. Yang and UC Santa Cruz' M.R.C. Greenwood.