Former MSU president elected as SIU's next president


Web Editor - Nick Miller

CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois University's Board of Trustees has announced that former Murray State University president Randy Dunn will be the next president of SIU.

Randal Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, called Dunn's selection an important step in the continuation of the proud history of the SIU system.

"I am pleased to share with our university community the selection of someone the Board believes will be a strong voice as we work to meet the challenges ahead of us," Thomas said. "Randy Dunn has both the skills and the background to ensure that SIU continues to live up to its mission of providing quality education for thousands of students."

Dunn, who currently serves as the President of Youngstown State University in Ohio, was selected following a five-month national search. Dunn will replace Poshard who has served as President of SIu since 2006.