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August 2018: Reporting on secret hiring of administrators

(08/31/18 6:30pm)

Hiring processes for university administrators are becoming more secretive and harder to cover. Some state laws allow schools to keep the names of candidates confidential until the very end of the process. This raises concerns about transparency and leaves students, faculty and staff in the dark. This month SPLC reporter Monica Kast talks to student journalists from Kennesaw State's The Sentinel about covering closed searches.  "Searching in secret: Hiring administrators is becoming less open and harder to cover" by Monica Kast: "Attorney General Sam Olens appointed KSU's next president" by The Sentinel: "Anti-Olens protest interrupts Board of Regents meeting" by The Sentinel: "Dr. Pamela Whitten named KSU president" by The Sentinel: American Association of State Colleges and Universities 2004 study and map: State Freedom of Information organizations: