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Interim President Selected

David Werner

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors announced the selection of an interim president for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. David J. Werner, a former chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will serve as interim president effective August 1, 2010.

Werner previously served as IUP’s interim provost and was interim president of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania during the 2005–2006 academic year. He will replace Dr. Tony Atwater, who will leave the university June 30 to assume a leadership role with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. Atwater has served as IUP president since February 2005.

Werner served as chancellor of the 13,300-student Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus from 1997 to 2004. He also spent a semester as a visiting researcher in human resources and public policy development at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. He served as IUP’s interim provost during much of the 2007–2008 academic year.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from St. Louis University, and both a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management science from Northwestern University.

See the full story on the State System’s website.