Topeka The Kansas Board of Regents on Friday met to discuss the job of replacing Reginald Robinson, the regents president and chief executive officer who is leaving to take a job at Washburn University.
Regents members said they will need someone with strong communication skills, an understanding of Kansas higher education and national issues, and the ability to withstand political pressures.
They also said the next chief executive has to work on getting more federal research dollars to Kansas schools.
Several said that essentially they are looking for “Superman or Superwoman.” The regents then went into executive session to interview a candidate. They did not say who it was.
Robinson is stepping down to become a law professor and director of the Center for Law and Government at Washburn University. He will leave the regents at the end of June.