SIUC Chancellor's Search Loses One and Adds Two Finalists

May 16, 2017

SIU President Randy Dunn has revealed more information about the search for a new chancellor on the Carbondale campus.

In an email sent to the campus community Tuesday, Dunn wrote that one of the originally named finalists- Carl Pinkert from the University of Alabama - has withdrawn his name from further consideration.

The remaining initial finalists - Oakland University President George Hynd and interim Chancellor Brad Colwell - are staying in the pool and will make themselves available for individual interviews with the Board of Trustees.

Two additional candidates have agreed to be interviewed by the trustees. They are Rodney Scott Hanley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, TN; and, Carlo Montemagno, Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, and the incumbent for a number of concurrent directorships including Founding Director of the Ingenuity Lab for the Province of Alberta.

They will make one-day visits to the Carbondale campus as soon as possible.

The trustees decided last week that because of continuing differences of opinion surrounding the recommendation for chancellor, they would personally interview Colwell and Hynd, along with the newly added finalists.