Board of Trustees to hold Nov. 9 special meeting, Interim President Dorsey says earliest possible appointment of permanent president is fall 2019

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

In an email on Friday, Interim SIU President J. Kevin Dorsey said the Board of Trustees will schedule a special meeting on Nov. 9 to identify an external firm in search of permanent system president.

“The board may also consider the appointment of an interim chancellor at that time,” Dorsey said. “Otherwise, I anticipate that an appointment of an interim chancellor will be made at the board’s December meeting in Carbondale.”

Dorsey said the appointment of a permanent chancellor will take longer, and it would be difficult to attract a chancellor without a permanent president in place.


“I have been advising those I’ve met with that the earliest we might have a permanent president on board is fall 2019, and permanent chancellor is 2020,” Dorsey said.

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