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SIU chancellor officially named new President of Arizona University

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Rita Cheng, a chancellor at Southern Illinois University, has been officially named the newest President of Northern Arizona University.

The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously appointed her to the position.

She will be taking over current President John Haeger who is stepping down later this summer.

Cheng will begin her three year contract on August 15th.

She visited the campus on Thursday, June 12th, and said she was "humbled and honored," to be considered for the presidency.

Cheng has been at SIU since 2010 and is a professor of accounting.

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