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OSWEGO -- SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley announced this week that Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs John W. Presley will resign his post at Oswego to accept the position of provost at Illinois State University.
Presley's new job will begin March 3. He expects to wrap up work at Oswego around mid-February.
"My four years here at Oswego have been enjoyable, rewarding and unforgettable," Presley said. "The college has been extraordinary and the faculty, staff and students have been wonderful. I am very proud of what we have all been able to achieve while I have had the opportunity to serve as Oswego's provost. And, though I regret moving far way from the many friends (my wife) Katherine and I have made on this campus, I look forward to a new and challenging assignment."
President Stanley credits Presley with helping SUNY Oswego accomplish some of its very important long-term academic goals such as national accreditation for its School of Education and School of Business, a sizable expansion of distance learning courses, and establishment of new academic programs. "I believe that Illinois State will benefit from Johnıs successful work at Oswego," she said.
Stanley will consult with the Personnel Policies Council of Faculty Assembly in the next few days to discuss appointment of an interim provost and the start of a national search process for Presley's successor.
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