President Randy Dunn was announced as a finalist in the Illinois State University presidential search Wednesday morning.
Dunn is one of four finalists in the search. Tuesday, Dunn was announced as a finalist in the presidential search at Youngstown State University in Ohio as well.
Finalists will visit Illinois State April 22-29 at their student center. The Board of Trustees plans to have the new president in place prior to the start of the fall semester. Illinois State’s current president announced he would retire after serving in the position for 10 years.
Illinois State is a public institution in Normal, Ill., with more than 20,000 students in attendance.
“Youngstown and Illinois State are both in my wheelhouse,” Dunn said. “Division 1 schools, state universities and similar programs. It just happens to be that Illinois State is considerably larger.”