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Floyd says he's not up for UNC job, but won't rule it out, either

UM President Elson Floyd


Columbia, MO – University of Missouri President Elson Floyd says he has no plans to seek the top job at the University of North Carolina system. But he's also not completely ruling out a return to his home state.

Floyd is a three-time graduate of UNC, and has also served as an administrator there.

His name is now surfacing as UNC looks for a new president to replace Molly Broad, who will retire next year. There are 16 campuses in the North Carolina system.

In an interview, Floyd tells The Associated Press that the North Carolina job "isn't on my radar screen." But when asked if he would refuse an offer from North Carolina, Floyd declined to answer directly, saying it's "not on the table."

Floyd also served as President of Western Michigan University, before being named president of the four-campus Missouri system in 2002.

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