Former Mercury News executive editor and Knight Ridder vp Jerry Ceppos is the only remaining candidate for dean of the University of Nevada, Reno journalism school after the other finalist withdrew, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. The president of the university, Milton Glick, could not be reached by the Gazette-Journal for comment on whether the university would choose Ceppos or reopen the national search. The head of the search committee is quoted by the Reno paper as saying that one reason for the small number of applicants is that Nevada’s Open Meeting Law prevents applications from being kept private, as they are in California. As a result, employers often find out when their employees are applying for top-level Nevada jobs. Ceppos, a Saratoga resident, is an adjunct professor at San Jose State University and a consultant for Leading Edge Associates.