ISU looking for new vice president for academic affairs and provost

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NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State University officials are searching for the next vice president for academic affairs and provost.

President Larry Dietz announced the search Wednesday. Current Provost Jan Murphy will retire at the end of the 2020 fiscal year.

“Vice President Murphy has served the University with distinction for more than 30 years, and her leadership has enhanced Illinois State in countless ways,” Dietz said. “We are thankful for her years of service, her passion for education, and her dedication to excellence. I know we all wish her well.”

Dietz appointed Murphy to the role of interim vice president for academic affairs and provost in 2017 and she took on the permanent position in 2018. During her tenure as provost, the campus saw the addition of new degrees such as cybersecurity, the University’s participation in the nationwide Powered by Publics program, and more.

“It has been an honor to serve the University,” said Murphy. “I am appreciative of the wonderful colleagues who have made my time with Illinois State fruitful and fulfilling. Though I will miss seeing the students, faculty, and staff each day, I will forever think of myself as a Redbird and plan to remain engaged with University activities.”

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