Eastern to announce new president

The Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will announce the university’s new president on Tuesday.

The Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m on Tuesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to formally vote on the new president.

A reception for the new president will be held at 4 p.m in the Grand Ballroom of the union.

The new president will take office July 1, replacing current Eastern President Lou Hencken.

The three finalists for the position are Sue Kiefer Hammersmith, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Blair Lord, Eastern provost and vice president for academic affairs; and William L. Perry, vice provost at Texas A&M.