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SIU hosts virtual State of University address

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- SIU hosted its State of the University address Monday, April 26, but this one was an online speech.

Chancellor Austin Lane highlighted a timeline of accomplishments the university made during the pandemic, including a historic uptick in enrollment and discovering a new COVID-19 variant.

He also discussed the future of the school and what he hopes will bring a better experience for students.

"Number one: student success and engagement, number two: diversity, equity and inclusion, number three: research and innovation, number four: sustainability, and number five: branding and partnership," Chancellor Lane said.

Lane concluded the presentation with a goal of enrolling 15,000 students by 2025.

Maya Skinner

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