They were two of the three candidates to become president of the University of Missouri system back in 2007. When the top choice rejected the offer, Gary Forsee beat out former congressman Kenny Hulshof for the job.
But now, Forsee may be helping Hulshof join the University of Missouri anyway, the Associated Press reports. Hulshof, who served six terms in Congress and lost the 2008 gubernatorial race, met privately with Forsee at least three times in recent months, but neither will talk about the meetings.
"I meet with lots of people on lots of different topics," Forsee tells the AP.
A professor involved in one of the meetings tells the AP that Hulshof wants to create a statewide competitiveness council that would focus on economic development. But beyond that, no one seems to know what Forsee and Hulshof discussed.