Public should have insight into hiring of university president, says brief signed by Colorado coalition and NFOIC

A Colorado Court of Appeals ruling set a “dangerous precedent” when it sided with the University of Colorado’s decision to withhold the names and applications of all six candidates interviewed for the job of university president. That’s according to a brief filed by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and signed by the National Freedom of Information Coalition and 11 other organizations.

The brief, filed in support of the Boulder Daily Camera’s petition to the Colorado Supreme Court to review the ruling, says secret presidential searches mean that “the public will have no way of knowing whether a diverse range of candidates received consideration, or whether the process was engineered to produce a preordained result.”