Today the SIU Board of Trustees will be voting to confirm Daniel F. Mahony, president of Winthrop University in South Carolina, as the next president of the SIU System during their meeting in Carbondale.

If approved, he will take office March 1, 2020.

According to a press release from the BOT, Mahony has been president of Winthrop University since 2015. 

Before that, Mahony was the dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University in Ohio from 2008 to 2015.

“I’m excited about working across the system to advance all of SIU,” Mahony said in the press release.

Mahony would be the first full-time president of the system since 2018. 

Former system president Randy J. Dunn resigned after controversy surrounding his push for increased funding to SIUE and his comments calling community members from Carbondale “bitchers.”

The meeting is being held at 10 a.m. in Ballroom B of the Student Center at SIUC.

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