LEXINGTON, KY.: One of the candidates for the presidency at the University of Kentucky has been identified in a published report as a former Ohio chancellor and politician.
The Lexington Herald-Leader cited former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in reporting that Eric D. Fingerhut is a candidate for the position.
Strickland called Fingerhut ''a wonderfully gifted person" who built a broad-based coalition of business and education, Democrats and Republicans during his four years as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents which oversees 14 universities and 23 community colleges.
Fingerhut is a former United States congressman and Ohio state senator. He currently works for a nonprofit organization called Jobs for the Future.