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Fourth candidate for SIUE chancellor is from Maryland area university

The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee has identified the fourth and final candidate seeking to lead the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus.

Dr. Robert Mock serves as executive vice president and chief of staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Mock will visit campus Oct. 27, 28 and 29.

His bio may also be found on the Chancellor search website.

Mock will have open forums on the Edwardsville, Alton, and East St. Louis campuses. At the Edwardsville open forum, he has been asked to present on the topic, “Positioning SIUE for Transformative Change and Impact in a Post-Pandemic World.” 

A link to the video recording of the forum on the Edwardsville campus will be available for a limited period following the conclusion of his visit on the Chancellor search website, as well as a link to the feedback form.

Open Forum 1 (Edwardsville): Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 to 10 a.m., Conference Center, MUC

  • Zoom Registration Link Here  
  • In Person Registration Link:  Here

Open Forum 2 (School of Dental Medicine): Friday, Oct. 29,  8 to 9 a.m., Building 283, Hoag Hall

Open Forum 3 (East St. Louis): Friday, Oct. 29, 10 to 11 a.m., Building D, Multi-Purpose Room

  • Join Zoom Meeting (ESLC)

Meeting ID: 951 2309 1740

Password: 202893

The information was released Tuesday by Dr. Jessica C. Harris, chair of the search committee. She is vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion at SIUE.

Current Chancellor Randy Pembrook has announced plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. Pembrook became the ninth chancellor in SIUE’s history on Aug. 1, 2016.

The three previously announced candidates are:

– Dr. James T. Minor, assistant vice chancellor and senior strategist in the Office of the Chancellor at the California State University.

– Dr. Shari McMahan, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University San Bernardino.

– Dr. Andrew Daire, the dean of the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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