Baylor University Chancellor Robert Sloan is the lone finalist for the presidency of Houston Baptist University.
A search committee set up by HBU's Board of Trustees recommended Sloan's candidacy in a Tuesday special meeting. The recommendation was disclosed in an HBU statement released Wednesday.
Trustees will meet next Tuesday to vote on the recommendation.
Sloan has served as Baylor chancellor since last year after serving ten years as the university's president.
The Coleman-born, Abilene-reared Baylor alumnus holds a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctorate in divinity from the University of Basel in Switzerland.
A statement issued Wednesday by Baylor president John Lilley expressed thanks to Sloan and his family and offered the university's "best wishes and prayers for their future."