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SIUE chancellor steps down

By Koran Addo, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe is leaving her post and will return to her native Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Her resignation is effective August 14. She is expected to begin her new position as vice president of instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College on Aug. 17.

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to lead SIUE during the past three years,” Furst-Bowe said in a statement. “I want to thank SIUE’s senior leadership team, the faculty, staff and students for a rewarding experience.”

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Furst-Bowe was one of nine candidates originally considered for SIUE’s chancellor position before she ultimately took over in July 2012.

As the university’s eighth chancellor, Furst-Bowe developed a new strategic plan focused on online courses and degree programs, international partnerships and international enrollment.

She’s also credited with bringing an added emphasis on diversity to SIUE, including the opening of the Multicultural Center in December 2014.

SIU System President Randy Dunn said he’s enjoyed working with Furst-Bowe.

“She made numerous contributions to the Edwardsville campus during her tenure,” Dunn said.

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