After five years of service, Chancellor Randy Pembrook has announced his plan to retire in June 2022.

Pembrook’s announcement came on Tuesday, May 11. The early announcement will allow time for choosing a successor and a smooth transition.

Pembrook said in an email that he is thankful the campus is moving forward with life as vaccinations increase, and he has been impressed by how well the SIUE community handled this past year.

Pembrook thanked SIU System President Daniel Mahony for his help with the past year and for being supportive of his decision to retire.

Mahony said he appreciates the work Pembrook has done so far for the SIUE community and for helping with his transition to the position of SIU System President.

Mahony announced in an email that the search for a new chancellor will begin in the coming weeks and town halls will be held to determine the qualities the SIUE community values for the next chancellor.

Mahony said he hopes the next chancellor will be recommended to the Board of Trustees at their meeting in December.

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