The first of four candidates being considered for the provost position will be interviewed at Eastern Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24, according to an email sent out by Eastern President David Glassman.
The new provost will serve as a replacement for current Provost Blair Lord, who announced last year that he is planning on retiring in the summer.
An open session for students is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Arcola-Tuscola Room, followed by one for faculty at 2 p.m. in the same place, according to the itinerary posted on the web page.
The open session with staff is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Friday, March 24 in the Charleston-Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.
Interviews for the other candidates are set for March 27-29, March 29-31 and April 3-5. These interviews will include open sessions for faculty, students and staff as well.
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