MOSCOW, Idaho -

The University of Idaho wants to demolish the school president's residence and build a new one to help attract a new leader.

The university will seek approval from the Idaho State Board of Education next month to start planning and design for a new presidential mansion.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News (http://bit.ly/12pcAeA ) reports university officials say they want to build a new home costing up to $2 million in the same location by the end of next summer.

The presidential search committee plans on working with the UI Foundation to help fund it.

The existing house was built in 1966-67 for $121,900.