The 18th president of Illinois State University will be current Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan. He was selected today over three other finalists. The pick was revealed today at a news conference held prior to the Board of Trustees May meeting. Flanagan has been president at Framingham since 2006. He is also a professor of philosphy at the university. Previously he was provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of criminal justice at State University of New York, College at Brockport in New York. Flanagan will succeed the retiring Al Bowman. Bowman's last day as president is Wednesday. He's stepping aside early to spend more time with his family. Provost Sheri Everts will become interim president until Flanagan arrives in Normal in August. Bowman has served ISU for 35 years, the last 10 as president.
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