Board of Trustees chairman calls special meeting

By Staff Report , News Desk

The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Friday, Chairman J. Phil Gilbert announced. 

The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Edwardsville campus.

The open portion of the meeting is reserved for public questions and comments, then the Board will move into executive session. No other items are on the agenda. 


The search for a new system president has narrowed in recent weeks and a candidate is expected to be announced before the regularly scheduled December meeting of the board.

The presidential search committee consists of 27 members, with Trustee Ed Hightower as chairman. It also includes three board liaisons, Edgar Curtis, Amy Sholar and Roger Tedrick.

Applications for president of the system closed Aug. 30. 

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