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Colewell begins work as SIUC interim chancellor

(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University Carbondale welcomed it’s new leader William Bradley Colewell on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Colewell isn't new to SIU campus, he worked there 15 years before taking a job at Ohio's Bowling Green.

Since his hire, Colewell has been getting caught up to speed on the issues facing campus including enrollment, budget constraints, and safety.

Colewell said he plans to be an active leader.

“You name it we’ll try to be there and really try to show the community that we’re really invested in the community of SIU," Colewell said.

Colewell walked campus and met with student leaders. Colewell said he remains optimistic about the future of SIU.

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