Former Southern Illinois University president Glenn Poshard has been voted onto the board of trustees of John A. Logan College.
Poshard was named to the board in a 6-1 vote. Board Chairman Don Brewer says there were "six excellent candidates" for the seat vacated by the death of Trustee Bill Alstat.
Brewer noted that Poshard has a history with the college, having worked as an assistant to its president before heading to SIU. Brewer said during that time, Poshard was able to secure several grants for the southern Illinois community college, which serves about 7,000 students.
Poshard, a former state senator and congressman, will assume his position Sept. 27. He will then have to run in an April election to secure a six- or four-year term on the board.