SIU Today - August 01, 2014

From the Chancellor

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Susan Ford, interim dean of the graduate school, will be covering the duties of provost effective Monday, August 4. I have asked her to take on this new role following consultation with key constituency groups about the characteristics they would like to see in an acting provost.

Jim Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research, will assume additional responsibilities for the graduate school, also effective on Monday. 

Dr. Ford’s appointment as acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and Dr. Garvey’s additional responsibilities are subject to approval of the Board of Trustees, which meets in September.

Both Dr. Ford and Dr. Garvey are experienced faculty educators and researchers who are widely respected on campus and within their fields. I look forward to working with them in their new roles.

Paul D. Sarvela
Interim Chancellor

Volunteers invited to welcome students

The Saluki Startup and Week of Welcome Committee is seeking faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community volunteers to assist with events and programs welcoming incoming and returning students. To learn more and signup to help, please visit our volunteer website.

The deadline for T-shirt size requests is today (Aug. 1). If you happen to miss the deadline, please feel free to wear any Saluki apparel you may have. Please help get the new academic year off to a great start for all of our students.

IT to provide computer, Internet help

Faculty and staff can remind students in SIU Housing that the Office of Information Technology will provide computer and Internet assistance during Move-In weekend and through the first few days of the fall 2014 semester. More

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