SIU names three finalists for chancellor position

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

SIU named three finalists for chancellor on Friday. These individuals will participate in a two day interview process via Zoom.

The finalists are Sarah Stapleton of Western Michigan University, Austin Lane of Texas Southern University and Kenneth Evans of Lamar University, according to a release from SIU.

Stapleton is a professor of chemistry/biochemistry and biological sciences and has been at Western Michigan University since 1990. She served as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs 2017-2018 and is currently special assistant to the provost, according to the release.

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Lane was president of Texas Southern University from 2016 to Feb. 2020. He previously served as president of the Lone Star College system in Texas and holds a doctoral degree in education administration, according to the release.

Evans has been president of Lamar University in Texas since 2013 and holds a doctoral degree in Marketing, according to the release.

Stapleton will have a public forum from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 17, Lane’s will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 21, and Evans’ will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 23.

These forums will be held online and will open two days early so those interested in participating can fill out a feedback forum about the candidate.

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SIU system President Daniel Mahony said he hopes to have a new chancellor in place by July 1.

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