CARBONDALE, Ill. — The president of Southern Illinois University has picked a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee administrator to be the next chancellor of SIU’s flagship Carbondale campus.
Glenn Poshard on Tuesday announced he’ll recommend Rita Cheng to succeed former university trustee Samuel Goldman, who’s been serving as Carbondale’s interim chancellor since spring 2008.
Cheng has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UWM since May 2005. She’s a licensed certified public accountant who holds a doctorate in management from Temple University and an MBA from Rhode Island.
The other finalist was University of Nebraska senior vice chancellor Barbara Couture.
Couture, who has held her position at UNL since 2004, has been considered for other top jobs recently.
She is still a finalist at New Mexico State University.
Poshard will recommend Cheng to the SIU board on Dec. 10.