Community members, as well as the faculty, staff and students of Eastern Illinois University, are invited to come meet the institution’s new president Tuesday (April 10) afternoon.
A reception is planned for approximately 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, located in the MLK Jr. Union.
Eastern’s Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m. in the University Ballroom, also located in the union, to formally vote on the selection of the university’s top administrator. The chosen individual, who will take office July 1, will then be publicly introduced.
The reception will take place following a brief press conference with area media representatives.
The three finalists for the position are Sue Kiefer Hammersmith, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Blair Lord, EIU provost and vice president for academic affairs; and William L. Perry, vice provost at Texas A&M.