The University of Cincinnati is formally advertising for a new president to fill the school’s vacant position, but Western Carolina University Chancellor John Bardo may be invited to apply.
In a story published online on Monday, June 1 in the Cincinnati Enquirer, several nominations have been submitted to UC trustees, which include Chancellor Bardo. The search committee is said to be in the process of writing a letter to those nominated, inviting them to send their resume and an application.
“This is the first I have heard about this,” said Bardo on Tuesday afternoon. “I have not received any communication from the University of Cincinnati at this point in time.”
Bardo has been the Chancellor of Western Carolina University since 1995. Prior to coming to Western, he held various administrative and academic appointments at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, the University of North Florida, Southwest Texas State University, and Wichita State University. He also has been a Fulbright Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a Guest Visiting Professor in the Social Policy Program at the University of Wales, Swansea, Wales.
Bardo holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati (1970).
As recent as 2005, Bardo was one of four finalists for the position of president at West Virginia’s Marshall University.
The Western Carolinian will continue to follow this story as news develops.