April 27, 2020

Candidate withdraws from SIU Carbondale chancellor search

Kenneth R. Evans, president of Lamar University in Texas, has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

SIU System President Dan Mahony said Evans withdrew on Sunday. 

“We are grateful for Dr. Evans’ interest and wish him continued success at Lamar,” Mahony said.

The two remaining finalists are Susan R. Stapleton, special assistant to the provost at Western Michigan University, who interviewed April 16 and 17, and Austin A. Lane, former president of Texas Southern University, who interviewed April 20 and 21. 

Mahony said he hopes to have a new chancellor in place July 1. More information about the search and remaining finalists is available at chancellor.siu.edu/search.