Thanks to a reader for the link. https://news.missouristate.edu/2024/01/18/missouri-state-announces-three-finalists-for-president/
It’s a transparent open search run with no apparent interference from a search firm. Three finalists announced publicly and brought to campus for the university to meet with and provide feedback to the Board, *before* the final hiring decision. Astounding.
Thompson should be proud to be considered for the top job at a university that runs its searches like this.