John Pistole, president of Anderson University in Indiana, met with Trump on Tuesday at the White House, USA Today reported, citing an unnamed longtime colleague of Pistole's. WTTV-TV also confirmed Pistole is being considered for the FBI's top job.
Pistole, who turns 61 Thursday, worked at the FBI from 1983 until 2010, serving in his final six years as deputy director under Robert Mueller. Pistole ran the FBI's counter-terrorism program after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He was TSA director from 2010 until Dec. 31, 2014.
Comey was leading the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. On May 17, the Justice Department appointed Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe.
Earlier this month, Trump interviewed Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, FBI acting Director Andrew McCabe and former top FBI official Richard McFeely for the job, the White House said. Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman interviewed but he withdrew from consideration last week.
Pistole, who has a legal degree from Indiana University, grew up near and graduated from Anderson University, a private Christian college with 2,844 students. He became the school's president in March 2015.