AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will pay a firm more than $146,000 and expenses to help in the search for its next president.

The University of Akron has selected the Witt/Kieffer search firm based in suburban Chicago to help a search committee look for the school’s next president.

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UA administrator and faculty member John Green has been serving as interim president since May 1. He succeeded Matthew Wilson who chose to return to the university’s law school faculty.

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UA announced in a newsletter to the university community on Tuesday that it had hired Witt/Kieffer. The university also said it will meet later this month with leaders of campus groups to get their input on various aspects of the search process.

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