Trustees discuss chancellor search, potential cuts

The search for a permanent chancellor—an internal process that will take about six months—has begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties following the Nov. 9 death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, said the board will soon put ... Continue Reading →

Dunn to fulfill chancellor duties

In addition to presiding over three campuses, the university’s president will assume chancellor responsibilities in Carbondale. President Randy Dunn will add chancellor duties to his presidential role as a short term solution following the death ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor and provost change at least 20 campus policies, are pleased with semester

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela walked into the chancellor’s office his first day on the job, amazed by the amount of paperwork he was asked to sign each morning. “Why do I need to approve a cook?” said Sarvela, who was named acting chancellor July ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela named acting chancellor

Paul Sarvela, vice president for academic affairs, was named acting chancellor Tuesday at a special meeting called by the Board of Trustees. Naming an interim chancellor was the only item on the agenda for the meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes. ... Continue Reading →

Trustees approve media fee

The SIU Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the $9 student media fee, which will fund the student-run newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, during a special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board never intended ... Continue Reading →

Lipman Hearne contract not renewed

The SIU Board of Trustees voted down a contract renewal with Chicago-based marketing firm Lipman Hearne at its special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board voted against renewing the contract because the firm is ... Continue Reading →

Media fee awaits board approval

William Freivogel, director of the School of Journalism, said he is optimistic the board will approve the $9 student media fee, which would help fund the university’s student-run newspaper, the Daily Egyptian.  President Randy Dunn said he predicts ... Continue Reading →
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Student media fee tabled

The SIU Board of Trustees passed all proposed fees or increases at their Thursday meeting except for two; the student media and athletic fee. President Randy Dunn said the student media fee is one that needs more time for consideration. He said he wants ... Continue Reading →

Trustees agree to table media fee

After postponing fee discussions one month and giving new university president Randy Dunn a few days to study the proposals, fee proposals are expected to go before the board as scheduled Thursday morning with one exception. The Finance Committee is expected ... Continue Reading →

Trustees agree to table media fee

After postponing fee discussions and giving new university president Randy Dunn time to study the proposals, fee proposals are expected to go before the board as scheduled Thursday morning, with one exception. The finance committee is expected to table ... Continue Reading →
SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1.

Poshard steps down May 1

President Glenn Poshard has announced he will conclude his tenure May 1. Poshard’s contract was set to expire June 30, when incoming SIU president Randy Dunn was to begin. The board unanimously approved the presidential transition allowing Dunn ... Continue Reading →
Undergraduate Student Government Treasurer Cameron Shulak answers questions as opponent USG Senator Christopher Wheetley waits to present his rebuttal Tuesday during the USG Presidential debate at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The presidential candidates debated several issues facing the undergraduate student body and described how they would work to fix them if elected.
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Candidates debate as election clock ticks closer

Student Trustee and Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections are now open on Desire2Learn, and Tuesday evening the candidates took one last chance to make their platforms clear. The debate, sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, ... Continue Reading →

Opinion: Confidential search causes concerns

Transparency is defined in a social or political context as openness, communication and accountability. This presidential search carried out by the university was nothing of the sort. SIU Board of Trustees chairman Randal Thomas said the process was transparent, ... Continue Reading →
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Randy Dunn named SIU’s next president

Youngstown State’s Randy Dunn has officially been named the eighth president of Southern Illinois University. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Dunn’s appointment in open session Monday afternoon. Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →
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