Randy Dunn Named Next President of Southern Illinois University
UPDATED: 9:00 p.m. Monday February 17, 2014
WSIL -- Dunn resigned during a special meeting of the Youngstown State Board of Trustees Monday night. Under his contract, he's required to give 180 days notice. His last day at Youngstown is set for Aug. 16. The university calls his resignation "unforeseen" and "abrupt."
Documents shows a similar issue played a part in his departure from Murray State. Murray's board did not renew Dunn's contract in part because he secretly applied for top jobs at other universities at with the state of Florida.
EDWARDSVILLE - Randy Dunn has been named the next President of Southern Illinois University. The annoucement was made Monday at an SIU Board of Trustees meeting in Edwardsville campus.
Dunn has been the president of Youngstown State University in Ohio for the past seven months. Dunn left Murray State University in Murray, KY in July after the MSUs Board of Regents voted against renewing his contract.
Dunn is replacing Glenn Poshard. Poshard's contract expires on June 30th of this year. Dunn will be making $430-thousand at SIU.
Dunn is no stranger to the SIU system. He was an associate professor at SIU Carbondale in 1995, and would later become a department chair in 2000. In 2004, Dunn was selected to be the Illinois State Superintendent of Education.
Dunn graduated from Westmer High School in Mercer County, Illinois in 1976. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in teacher education from Illinois State University in 1980. He also completed his Masters degree in educational administration and foundations from Illinois State in 1983. Dunn received his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991.
The Vindy.com in Youngstown is reporting that Dunn may terminate his employment agreement with YSU at any time by giving 180 days advance notice unless that notice is waived by the university. Dunn was making $375-thousand per year at Youngstown.
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