June 14, 2007

Board hires Treviño as SIUC chancellor

by Tim Crosby


Fernando M. Treviño

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today (June 14) unanimously voted to hire Fernando M. Treviño as the next chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

SIU President Glenn Poshard on May 22 introduced Treviño as his choice to lead SIUC. The trustees' vote today means Treviño will replace John M. Dunn, who has served as interim chancellor since November.

Treviño said he looks forward to the new challenges at SIUC.

"I am extremely grateful to the Board of Trustees for giving me this opportunity," he said.

A native of Eagle Pass, Texas, Treviño served the past eight years as dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He also is a professor of health management and policy. Since 2002, he also served as director of the Texas Institute for Hispanic Health in the School of Public Health, and since 1999, he has served as director of the school's Institute for Public Health Research.

Treviño, 57, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1971 from the University of Houston. He earned his master's of public health degree in 1975 from the University of Texas School of Public Health (Health Services Administration) and his doctorate in 1979 from the University of Texas Medical Branch (Preventive Medicine and Community Health) in Galveston.

To view Treviño's complete curriculum vitae, visit www.siu.edu/pres/chancsearch/.