Dr. Rahn said it is the first time he has been a formal candidate for another position since he became president in 2001 and it is not something he sought.
I was contacted and asked to take a preliminary look, he said. And based upon what I saw, Im impressed with the institution and I agreed to be a candidate.
Dr. Rahn will go to the Little Rock-based school for a two-day visit on March 9 and University of Arkansas System President B. Alan Sugg is expected to make a recommendation shortly after that to the university systems Board of Trustees, spokesman Ben Beaumont said.
The other three candidates will also make two-day visits. The position is actually called the chancellor of the school but it is the equivalent of a school president that reports to the president of the system.
The current chancellor, I. Dodd Wilson, retires June 30.