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Four SIUE Chancellor Candidates to Visit Campus

Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard is pleased to announce that the search to secure the successor to retiring SIU Edwardsville Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift will continue as four candidates, recommended by the Chancellor's Search Advisory Committee, will visit campus beginning Sunday, March 25. The original pool of 37 candidates has been narrowed to the following:

  • Raymond W. Alden III, Ph.D., has served as executive vice president and provost at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb since 2006. He was executive vice president and provost at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2000-2006 after serving as UNLV"s dean of College of Sciences from 1997-2000. He holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
  • Julie A. Furst-Bowe, Ed.D., has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisc, since 2005. Since joining UWS as a faculty member in 1990, she has progressed through the administrative ranks as chair of the department of communications, education and training; associate vice chancellor, academic and student affairs; and assistant chancellor, assessment and continuous improvement. She holds a Ed.D. in work, family and community education from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
  • Gloria J. Gibson, Ph.D., has served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa since 2009. She also is a professor in UNI's department of communication studies. Prior to her UNI tenure, she was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., for five years. She holds a Ph.D. in folklore, ethnomusicology concentration from Indiana University in Bloomington.
  • Carl Anthony Stockton, Ph.D., has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, since 2007. He also is a professor in UHCL's School of Human Sciences and Humanities. Prior to his current post, he was dean and chair for education, in the School of Education at the University of Texas at Brownsville. He holds a Ph.D. in health education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Search advisory committee chairman John Navin, Ph.D., a professor of economics and finance in the SIUE School of Business, has led the 16-person committee through the 3-month process. Each candidate will participate in forums with various groups across campus during their visits. The committee is composed of representatives of various groups across the campus and the community. The new chancellor is expected to be confirmed at the SIU Board of Trustees meeting in May.

For more information on the search process, their visit schedules and a list of committee members, please visit

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