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Second presidential candidate to visit campus

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Published: Monday, January 28, 2013

Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 15:01

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

UNI presidential candidate Avijit Ghosh, pictured above, will visit campus Jan. 30 and 31. A public forum will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Avijit Ghosh, a candidate for president of the University of Northern Iowa, will visit campus Jan. 30 and 31. A public forum is set for Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Commons ballroom.

During the forum, students, staff and community members can learn more about Ghosh, the second candidate UNI has announced in this phase of the presidential search.

Ghosh is the senior adviser to the president of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He has more than 30 years of experience as an educator and senior university administrator.

Ghosh served in a variety of roles at the University of Illinois, including Vice President for Technology and Economic Development, as well as the dean of the College of Business.

He received a B.S. in chemistry at Calcutta University, studied in a postgraduate program in management at the Xavier Institute in India and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.

On the day of each presidential  candidate’s public forum, a university-wide email containing a link to a confidential electronic input form will be available.

Participants can answer survey  questions on the form about the visiting candidate and fill out an open comment section.

Community members and UNI faculty without UNI email addresses may also fill out the form by requesting one from

All forms are due no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.

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