Search for new SIU president to take next step


Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - The Southern Illinois University system's governing board is poised to take the next step in searching for a replacement for the university's retirement-bound president.
The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports the executive committee of SIU's Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to name an advisory panel and hire an outside search firm.
Glenn Poshard announced in July that he plans to retire next June, even though his contract expires in 2015.
The advisory committee will include representatives from SIU's Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. Poshard will have no formal role in the search.
Poshard is a former five-term congressman who has led the university since 2005.

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