SIU Pres. Dunn releases statement on controversial emails about funding

Dunn releases new statement on SIU funding

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn released a statement on Friday, July 6 about his recent controversial emails regarding funding at the university's Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Dunn said, in part, the funding allocation issues have been going on for years, are complex and have no easy fixes.

He said he suggested money be shifted to Edwardsville because enrollment there is growing.

He went on to say he would support more funding for Carbondale if needed.

"Everything we do needs to be with our students in mind," he said. "Those current and those future."

You can click here to read the full statement.

In June, the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss placing President Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appointing an acting president.

The Board voted 4-4 and no action was taken.

SIU Executive Director for Governmental & Public Affairs, John Charles says the President is out this week and not available for additional remarks.

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