Dunn named front-runner for SIU presidency

Youngstown State University President Randy Dunn did not appear at YSU Crash Day as scheduled this morning.

Youngstown State University president Randy Dunn speaks at a press conference announcing the end of open enrollment at YSU. Dunn was named the front-runner for Southern Illinois Carbondale’s president on Saturday. Jambar file photo.

In an article published on Saturday by the Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student newspaper, Dunn is considered the front-runner for SIU’s presidency. The decision will be announced at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Dunn has not been available for comment.

“All of us were surprised to hear that,” said Sudershan Garg, the chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Nobody on the Board knew about what came yesterday.”

The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting concerning presidential employment at 6 p.m. on Monday according to Ron Cole, YSU’s public information officer.