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Radford University faculty members concerned over presidential search

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RADFORD (WSLS 10) - Radford University faculty members said they are concerned about the school's presidential search.

They're saying the process is not transparent and faculty members are not being involved enough in the process. It was one of the concerns brought up Tuesday during an input forum.

The current president, Penelope Kyle, is retiring June 2016 after serving at the university for 11 years.

Some professors said they're concerned a business person, without an academic background,will be chosen for the role .

"People are afraid of is that a process as closed as this and as secretive as this, and with the little faculty representation as it affords us. There could be someone who would do a hatchet job," Professor of English Moira Baker said.

The next steps in the search process is round-one interviews and checking candidates' backgrounds.