A search committee has been looking for candidates after Chancellor Kent Hance announced in October, 2013 that he was retiring.
On Wednesday, Mickey Long, chair of the board of regents, put out a release that they were in fact doing interviews for chancellor candidates.
Here's part of the release from Long:
"There were separate interviews conducted with chancellor candidates on Wednesday outside of Lubbock. The interviews were not posted and conducted as open meetings because all aspects of the Regents' Participation in the interviews, including air and ground transportation, as well as the interviews themselves, were conducted in such a way that there never was a quorum of the Board together for any deliberations."
Long also said this was done for confidentiality of the candidates.
After open session adjourned Thursday afternoon, Vice Chair Larry Anders spoke a little bit about the search for a new chancellor. Anders is on the search committee.
"The chairman determined today that he wanted everybody to come back fresh tomorrow and be prepared to discuss the finalists that are being considered as the next chancellor of the Texas Tech system, so I'd expect that we'll deal with that tomorrow in closed session," Anders said.