The seven-month search to find a new University of Northern Iowa president will likely be over today (Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016).

The Iowa Board of Regents is expected to name UNI's new leader this afternoon. The Regents are meeting in Cedar Falls, where the board is scheduled to interview each of the finalists one last time before making the decision.

The three finalists are former Temple University president Dr. Neil Theobald, current UNI interim president Dr. A. James Wohlpart and Montana State University chancellor Dr. Mark Nook. Each finalist met with faculty, staff, students and members of the community last week when they visited the campus.

The man chosen as UNI's new president will replace Bill Ruud, who was named to a similar position at Marietta College in Ohio in June. Wohlpart, the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at UNI, has been serving as the school's interim president since July 5.