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Presidential search starts over for Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) -- Georgetown College will bring in five new contenders for the open presidential position after three finalists bowed out.

Presidential Search Committee Board Chair William Houston says the new candidates will visit a largely empty campus now that classes have ended for the semester.

The central Kentucky school launched its search in December after William "Bill" Crouch Jr., Georgetown College's 23rd president announced his upcoming retirement. The Board of Trustees had indicated they wanted to fill the post by the end of May, in advance of Crouch's departure on June 30. Crouch has served as president since 1991.

College spokesman Jim Allison told the Georgetown News-Graphic the late-May deadline for filling the presidency "is still the goal, as far as I know."

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