ISU reveals third university president candidate to visit campus

Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix (Liz) is the Provost and Executive Vice President at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. (Photo courtesy: Illinois State University)


NORMAL – Illinois State University has announced the name of the third of four candidates being considered for the school’s next president.

According to the Candidates Information Forums, the Presidential Search Committee announced that it’s considering Dr. Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix as a candidate to be the university’s next president.

Mullenix is Provost and Executive Vice President at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, and previously served as the Dean of the College of Creative Arts at Miami for nine years and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Miami for seven years.

She also has some ties to ISU. Mullenix was tenured and promoted at ISU and served as an Associate Dean of what is now the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts.

Mullenix will be visiting ISU’s campus for an open forum in the Old Main Room at Bone Student Center from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Monday.

She is the third candidate ISU has announced, following Dr. Aondover Tarhule and Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks.

The final candidate will be announced on Wednesday, before their open forum on Thursday.

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