Normal -- Illinois
has chosen a new president.
The university's board of trustees voted
Friday to hire Timothy Flanagan, who is currently president of Framingham State
University in Framingham, Mass.
Flanagan will begin his new job Aug. 15.
He replaces Al Bowman, who announced in
December that he would step down after a decade as president and 35 years
overall at ISU.
is also a sociology professor and has a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the
University at Albany,
which is part of the State University of New York.
His accomplishments include creating new
academic programs, securing tens of millions of dollars in capital investment
and establishing record-setting levels of fundraising and private support.
He says he was drawn to ISU by its
reputation as a top public university.
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