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"The challenge to you is to identify the leadership needs of this university," Shelton, the consultant, said. "You have a very attractive opportunity, but you have a very complex institution of higher learning."

He said the board, in looking for a cultural fit with Kentucky, can't ignore athletics.

"It is a reality, isn't it? Obviously, big-time athletics is going to be a part of this university," Shelton said. "Consequently, you need a president that is neither overwhelmed or so in awe that they can't do some very tough things, if needed. And you hope they're not needed."