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ISU Trustees Likely To Confirm Deborah Curtis As Next President

Curtis was selected from 70 candidates to succeed Dr. Dan Bradley, who is stepping down in January.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Indiana State University board of trustees is expected to confirm Dr. Deborah Curtis as the school's next president. At a special meeting next week, the board will receive a recommendation from Chairman David Campbell asking for the confirmation of Curtis.

“I am very pleased to announce my intention to recommend the appointment of Deborah Curtis as our next president. Dr. Curtis brings a breadth of experience from her roles at Central Missouri and Illinois State, and I am confident she will build upon the tremendous success that has been achieved in the past 10 years and advance Indiana State to even greater heights,” Campbell said.

If confirmed, Curtis would become the 12th president in the school's history. She would succeed Dr. Dan Bradley, who said earlier this year he intends to step down in January 2018.

“My husband and I are just delighted with this opportunity to become part of the Indiana State University community,” Curtis said. “This is a special time in the evolution of Indiana State in the state, region and nation due to the tremendous accomplishments that have occurred under the leadership of President Dan Bradley and his wife, Cheri.

Curtis has served as the provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri since 2012. She was selected following a national search, which drew more than 70 candidates. 

Campbell indicated the trustees will vote to confirm Curtis’ appointment during a 1 p.m. special meeting on Nov. 15 in the State Room of Tirey Hall. 

(PHOTO: Courtesy of Indiana State University)

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