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SIU Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela dies 'unexpectedly'

Paul Sarvela Paul Sarvela
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Sunday, Nov. 9, according to an email from university President Randy Dunn.

Sarvela had announced in October he was diagnosed with a rare, but reportedly very treatable, form of carcinoma.

A release from President Dunn reads as follows:

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends of SIU:

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that Interim SIU Carbondale Chancellor Paul Sarvela passed away unexpectedly earlier this evening. Our hearts go out to his wife, Debbie, their son and daughter, and the other members of their family.Over the past 28 years, Dr. Sarvela has served our university with distinction as a faculty member, department chair, center director, dean, associate system vice president, and since July, interim chancellor. As much as we value his many contributions as a mentor and a colleague, it is his friendship and compassion for those around him that we will miss the most.

We will ensure that information about any arrangements will be shared with the campus community when they are available. I would ask that you keep the Sarvela family in your thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Randy Dunn President

There is no word right now on a cause of death.

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