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EIU Presidential Search Advances; Names of Finalists Released

Jan-05-2015

Four individuals have been invited to participate in on-campus interviews as Eastern Illinois University moves forward in its search for the institution’s next president.

The EIU Presidential Search Advisory Committee has invited Margaret E. Madden, David M. Glassman, Sam Minner and Guiyou Huang to participate in on-campus interviews between Jan. 20 and 28.  All currently serve as senior academic administrators at universities from across the country.

The search committee was very pleased with the pool of applicants and we believe the finalists have the experience and leadership qualities we desire in our next president,” said Joe Dively, chair of the search advisory committee.  “Our committee is looking forward to hosting the candidates on campus to continue the rich dialogue and two-way evaluation that is vital to a successful search outcome.”

Eastern began its search for a new president when, in March 2014, President Bill Perry announced he will complete his service as president on June 30, 2015, consistent with the ending date of his contract.  Perry began serving as EIU president in 2007. 

It is anticipated that a new president will be named before or during the March 13 meeting of the EIU Board of Trustees.

Resumes and interview schedules for each of the four finalists, as well as up-to-date information about the search, will be posted on Eastern’s Presidential Search website as it becomes available.

Margaret E. Madden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at State University of New York at Potsdam since 2002, holds a doctorate and master’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Madden’s on-campus interview schedule (Wednesday, Jan. 21) includes open sessions for faculty, 9:30 a.m.; staff, 10:30 a.m.; students, 1:30 p.m.; and faculty and staff, 3 p.m.  An open forum for the campus and community begins at 4 p.m.  All open sessions will take place in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

David M. Glassman, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., since 2010, holds both his doctorate and master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and his baccalaureate degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

Glassman’s on-campus interview schedule (Thursday, Jan. 22) includes open sessions for faculty, 9:30 a.m.; staff, 10:30 a.m.; students, 1:30 p.m.; and faculty and staff, 3 p.m.  An open forum for the campus and community begins at 4 p.m.  All open sessions will take place in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

Sam Minner, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia’s Radford  University since 2011, earned his doctorate in cognitive and behavioral disabilities from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and his master’s degree in learning and behavior disorders and a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, both from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Minner’s on-campus interview schedule (Friday, Jan. 23) includes open sessions for faculty, 9:30 a.m.; staff, 10:30 a.m.; students, 1:30 p.m.; and faculty and staff, 3 p.m.  An open forum for the campus and community begins at 4 p.m.  All open sessions will take place in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union.

Guiyou Huang, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, received his doctorate in English from Texas A&M University-College Station after earning his bachelor’s degree and graduate studies completion diploma in English from China’s Qufu Normal University and Beijing University, respectively.

Huang’s on-campus interview schedule (Wednesday, Jan. 28) includes open sessions for faculty, 9:30 a.m.; staff, 10:30 a.m.; students, 1:30 p.m.; and faculty and staff, 3 p.m.  An open forum for the campus and community begins at 4 p.m.  All open sessions will take place in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the MLK Jr. Union.