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Grayson a Finalist for Presidency at Transylvania University

Trey Grayson is a finalist for the presidency at Transylvania University in Lexington, RCN's partners at KY Forward report Thursday afternoon.

Grayson, a Northern Kentucky native and former Republican Secretary of State, is one of four potential presidents for the Lexington campus.

The finalists are Grayson, currently the director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University; Seamus Carey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University; Michelle Johnston, senior vice president for administrative affairs, University of Montavello; and Thomas Minar, vice of development and alumni relations, American University.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with the candidates during on-campus forums and then share their impressions with the search committee, a memo posted to Transy's website said.

Grayson served as Kentucky's Secretary of State until 2011 when he took the job at Harvard. He was defeated in the 2010 Republican primary for US Senate by eventual winner Rand Paul.

He appeared in Covington last August as the keynote speaker at the Covington Business Council annual dinner. There, he said the often dysfunctional Covington City Commission must make a good faith effort toward civility.

Photo: Trey Grayson speaks in Covington/RCN file