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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A student run news website for Southern Illinois University is reporting that YSU President Randy Dunn is "the leading candidate" to become the university's eighth president. So far, there is no confirmation from Dr. Dunn that he plans to leave the YSU post he has held for less than a year.

The Daily Egyptian quotes an unnamed source "in a position to know" as saying Dunn is the "leading candidate for the position" and that the university's board of trustees is expected to make an announcement Monday at 2:00 pm. You can find a link to the story here: http://dailyegyptian.com/dunn-front-runner-for-siu-president/

21 News attempted to contact Dr. Dunn for confirmation and was unable to reach him. University spokesman Ron Cole told us he saw the same article but has not heard that anything about Dunn leaving. Cole said he was attempting to contact Dunn's chief of staff for comment. Former Ohio state senator and YSU trustee Harry Meshel also said he had not heard any news of Dunn's imminent departure and was attempting to reach Dunn to see if the report is accurate.

Meshel said that if it's true he's "disappointed."

Dr. Dunn has a prior history with SIU. According to YSU's online bio of Dunn, he served as an associate professor, professor and department chair of Educational Administration and Higher Education at the university. He became YSU's eight president on July 15, 2013 after serving as president of Murray State in Kentucky for nearly seven years.

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