SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, who was battling cancer, has died

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno

CARBONDALE, IL — Carlo Montemagno, the Chancellor for Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has died.

Interim President Kevin Dorsey says Montemagno died early Thursday morning.

Earlier this year, Montemagno announced that he was battling cancer.

Montemagno had been chancellor at the Carbondale campus since August 2017.

Dorsey says he will be asking the Board of Trustees to hold a special meeting as soon as possible to appoint an interim chancellor.

Information about honoring Montemagno will be shared later.

SIU Trustee Joel Sambursky also released a statement on Montemagno. He called Montemagno a “good man who cared deeply for SIU.”

You can read his full statement by clicking here.