The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents received a list Friday for four semi-final candidates in the search for a new president.
At the end of the academic year current president Bob Bruininks will step down to take a faculty position within the university.
According to the Minnesota Daily, the candidates names have not been released, but may be public by the end of next week.
The new president will be the U's 16th in 142 years, and is likely to be named by the end of the calender year, the Pioneer Press reported.
The finalists will be interviewed in public on campus.