NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State University announced Tuesday that a new website will keep the community updated on the search for the University's next president.
Former President Al Bowman announced in December he would retire after serving Illinois State for 34 years, the last 10 as president. Bowman stated that he is retiring due to health concerns.
The website is www.IllinoisState.edu/PresidentialSearch and is also linked to Illinois State’s homepage at www.IllinoisState.edu. The website will include news and updates throughout the search, including when finalists will be on campus.
A search committee is being formed and will include faculty, staff and students, as well as representatives from the Alumni Association, ISU Foundation and Intercollegiate Athletics. The consulting firm of Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting in the search.
Illinois State Board of Trustees Chairperson Michael McCuskey said in a statement from ISU that he hopes the process can be completed in time to bring the next president to campus by the beginning of the fall semester.