Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville has named a new chancellor. She is Julie Furst-Bowe, currently an administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Furst-Bowe was introduced to the campus today after a four-month search. She replaces Dr. Vaughn Vandegrift, who led SIUE for eight years. Furst-Bowe says she was sold on the school after a visit to campus this year.
“I was so impressed by the dedication of the faculty, and by the energy of the students, " Furst-Bowe said. "You’ve got great, great students here. The campus is absolutely beautiful and I really appreciate all of the deer and the geese and everything -- the wildlife,” she joked.
Furst-Bowe has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stout since 2005. She will begin her tenure at SIUE on July 2.