Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux from South Florida are among 10 semifinalists vying to become the next president of Florida Atlantic University.
A university search committee on Monday came up with the list after getting more than 60 applications.
The semifinalists will be interviewed later this week. University trustees are expected to name a president on Jan. 17.
If Atwater is chosen it will cause a political scramble since Atwater was expected to easily win re-election this fall. Atwater, whose children attended FAU, announced Saturday he was jumping into the race for the job.
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