The pressure is on for University of Minnesota's Board of Regents to find a successor for current president, Robert H. Bruininks.
Bruininks has served as the University's president since 2002 and has been a part of the University staff for more than 40 years, according to the University's website.
His contract ends at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
According to an article by the Star Tribune in 2008, Bruininks had said that he may leave before his contract ends, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
On Friday, The University named Eric W. Kaler, Provost and Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs at Stony Brook University, as a finalist for the position.
Kaler remains the only finalist. "I'm just thrilled," he told the Pioneer Press.
He is set to visit the University's campus Wednesday and Thursday.