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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Wednesday the Iowa Board of Regents will meet with leaders at the University of Iowa to discuss the search for a new president.

Monday the fourth and final candidate visited campus. Bruce Harreld isn't like the others -- he comes from a business background, having served in a leadership roll at IBM for years. He didn't stand behind a podium during his presentation choosing, instead, to walk around.

He feels his experience helping businesses could also help the university.

"Let me tell you why I'm here. I'm here because I've helped other organizations go through exactly what I'm going to go through with you in the next few minutes, big and small, go through transformational change," said Harreld.

Thursday, the Board of Regents will meet with the candidates. They hope to name the next president Thursday afternoon.

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