LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.

In the past, UW has brought finalists for the job to visit with students and faculty. But under a new process being considered, the board wouldn't release the candidates' names to the public until the new university president has been chosen.

Board President David Bostrom says UW has a better chance of attracting top-notch candidates, especially sitting presidents at other universities, if information about their applications is kept private.

The board is looking for a replacement for retiring President Tom Buchanan.

The Associated Press reports that the search process will be defined at the board's Oct. 12 meeting.