Four finalists for SIUC Provost announced

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng has announced the four finalists for provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

All four candidates are already employees of the university.

The finalists are Laurie A. Achenbach, Joseph A. Brown, Jay C. Means, and John Nicklow.

Achenbach is a professor of microbiology and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Science.

Brown is both a professor and the chair of the Department of Africana studies in the College of Liberal Arts.

Means serves as the dean of the College of Science. He's also a professor of toxicology and chemistry and a professor of toxicology in the SIU School of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology.

Nicklow is the interim assistant provost for Enrollment Management.

According to a release from the university, the finalists were chosen by a 12-member screening committee. The committee consisted of faculty, students, and representatives from other community groups.

The finalists will now meet with Cheng, other administrators, deans, and heads of various departments on campus.

They will also discuss "SIUC: Our Future, Our Possibilities" during open forums. Each candidate has been assigned a time for that forum.

  • Jay C. Means: Friday, April 22nd 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium
  • Joseph A. Brown: Friday, April 22nd 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium
  • John Nicklow: Tuesday, April 26th 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Student Center Auditorium
  • Laurie A. Achenbach: Tuesday, April 26th 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium

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