CARBONDALE, IL -
Rita Cheng, chancellor of SIU has been announced as likely the next president of Northern Arizona University.
Her position was announced today after a six-month long, nationwide search, and just has to be approved by a formal vote.
Cheng previously served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at University of Wisconsin-milwaukee.
Cheng will make address the campus during a welcome ceremony at Northern Arizona University June 12.
The selection must be approved by a formal Regents vote. Cheng's predecessor's, Haeger's, contract expires in June 2015, although he mentioned he would step aside and return to teaching if the ideal candidate were identified.
Cheng says, "I am pleased and honored to have this opportunity at NAU, an outstanding university."
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