The search for SIU Carbondale's new chancellor is down to four finalists. Each will visit the campus through early May, and then President Randy Dunn is expected to make his choice and recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
The fourth and final candidate for SIUC Chancellor answers panel questions during a forum in Carbondale. **Editor's note: Due to microphone troubles, the audio from this presentation cuts in and out. At about 7:00 into the segment, a new recorder was placed. WSIU apologizes for the technical difficulty.
The fourth and final candidate for SIU Carbondale Chancellor says enrollment challenges will continue on a national level, and each school must craft its own plan on how to counter a shrinking number of high school graduates.
The search for SIU Carbondale's next chancellor is entering its final stage. Tuesday the first of four finalists visited campus. Acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Susan Ford took part in a community forum. Ford has served the university for more than 30-years. Ford says the state's current budget issue is systematic of a larger problem. She says the value of higher education is lost on the average person and that has led to its defunding - especially for public universities. Ford says it will take the whole campus working together to prepare for the future.