SIU Chancellor Candidates Announced

Apr 10, 2020

Susan Stapleton
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Austin Lane
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Kenneth Evans
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Southern Illinois University has released the names of the three finalists for Chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

The candidates are Susan Stapleton, a professor of Chemistry and special assistant to the provost at Western Michigan University; Austin Lane, the former president of Texas Southern University; and Kenneth Evans, president of Lamar University.

Virtual public forums with the candidates will begin on April 17th with Susan Stapleton; April 21st with Austin Lane; and April 23rd with Kenneth Evans. Each forum will be held on Zoom. Details for accessing the forums are available online at

The new chancellor will replace John Dunn, who has served as interim chancellor since January of 2019.