Public Forums Set For SIUC Chancellor Candidates

(CARBONDALE, IL) — Public forums with two new candidates for the position of chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been scheduled on June 13 and 14. Rodney Hanley, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, TN, will hold a public forum from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, in Morris Library‚Äôs John C. Guyon Auditorium. Carlo Montemagno, professor of engineering, chemical and materials engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and founding director of the Ingenuity Lab for the Province of Alberta, will hold a public forum from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, in Guyon Auditorium. Each candidate will speak for 15 minutes before taking questions from the audience. Information about each is available online. Four candidates are under consideration for the position of chancellor of SIU Carbondale. Two of the candidates, William Bradley Colwell and George W. Hynd, participated in campus forums and meetings in April. Two additional candidates are under consideration at the request of the SIU Board of Trustees. The two campus visits will take place prior to SIU Board of Trustees interviews with the four finalists later in the week. Details of the meeting are pending and will be announced by public notice on June 12. Two of the originally named finalists, Carl Pinkert and Jeff Elwell, withdrew from consideration.