Indiana U. of Pennsylvania names David Werner interim president
The Indiana Gazette
June 10, 2010
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this morning appointed a retired chancellor as Indiana University of Pennsylvania's interim president.
Dr. David Werner, the chancellor emeritus of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, is to begin his duties at IUP on Aug. 1. Werner will be temporarily taking over for Dr. Tony Atwater, who announced his resignation Wednesday.
Werner was appointed to the position during special meeting of the state system's board of governors in Harrisburg.
Werner is not unknown to the state system and IUP - he was interim president of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania from August 2005 to June 2006, and he served as IUP's interim provost following the departure of Cheryl Samuels in late 2007.
Werner was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois from 1987 to 1997, then served as chancellor from 1997 to 2004. In retirement, he has served as SIU's chancellor emeritus and as a research professor.
In late 2004, Werner served at the Public Policy Development Open Research Center at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.
Werner is the fifth person to carry the mantle of IUP president - acting, interim or otherwise - since 2003, when Dr. Larry Pettit retired. There was no immediate word on who would run the university during July. However, leadership responsibilities generally fall to the provost, the university's second-in-command, when the president is unable to perform.