Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
This office was created in January 1994, and serves as the public relations area of the University.
J. Robert Quatroche assumed office as the first Vice President for Institutional Advancement on 17 January, 1994. His title was changed to Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement on 1 January, 1996, with the reversal of titles between the President, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the Chancellor of the Southern Illinois University System. He resigned 15 July 1997, and Thomas C. Britton was appointed acting Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
21 January, 1999 an announcement was made by Chancellor Argersinger that Thomas C. Britton would be reassigned to Associate Dean of Administration, School of Law, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Reassignment took place sometime during the Fall, 1999 semester. Raymond C. Lenzi assumed the position of acting Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, vacated by Thomas C. Britton during the fall, 1999 semester. Lenzi is the current director of OERD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Office of Economic and Regional Development. Lenzi remained in the position until the ongoing national search was completed. July of 2000, Rickey McCurry was hired as his replacement.
Titles of the Chancellor and the President were reversed on 1 Jan 1996, to conform with titles given to these positions at other colleges and universities throughout Illinois, and the nation. The duties of each position remain the same. The Chancellor is now the President, Southern Illinois University System. The President is now Chancellor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s President is now called Chancellor, also. All Vice Presidents are now called Vice Chancellors.