Youngstown State University President Randy Dunn was selected as the new president of Southern Illinois University, the Southern Illinoisan Newspaper reported this afternoon.
Dunn, who took the helm at YSU in July, had signed a three-year contract. YSU's Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet with him at 6 p.m. tonight to decide its next step.
Dunn will be paid $430,000 -- a $55,000 increase from his current salary at YSU.
Board president Sudershan Garg said the board was not made aware of Dunn's intention to vacate his new position and were ``very unhappy'' to hear the news.
YSU trustees will likely begin another search.
``He has to give us six months notice if I have it correctly . . . so hopefully we should be able to find somebody,'' Garg said.
A complete story will appear in Tuesday's Tribune Chronicle print edition.