Dunn to step down as Southern Illinois University president

Updated 7/13/2018 6:54 PM

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University says Randy Dunn is stepping down as the school's president.

The school announced Friday that Dunn agreed to a voluntary separation and will be paid a six-month severance of $215,000.

Dunn has been criticized over his handling of a proposal to shift $5.1 million in state funding from the school's Carbondale campus to the Edwardsville campus.

The Carbondale faculty senate passed a resolution Tuesday that accused Dunn of working to undermine the SIU system.

The university's board is expected to meet Monday to finalize the separation which becomes effective July 30.

Dunn was hired in 2014 as president. He goes on leave Tuesday.

He is expected to be hired as a visiting professor at the school's Edwardsville campus starting Jan. 1. It will pay Dunn $100,000 annually.

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