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FILE - In this May 16, 2013 file photo, Glenn Poshard, president of Southern Illinois University, testifies during a House Committee hearing on pension legislation at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Poshard has been active in Illinois’ public affairs for more than 30 years as a U.S. congressman, state senator, Democratic candidate for governor and, most recently, president of the Southern Illinois University system. Newly retired but serving as a consultant to his successor as SIU’s president, the 68-year-old Murphysboro man shared with The Associated Press his thoughts on the nexus of higher education and states’ troubled finances. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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In this April 28, 2014 photo, Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard poses in front of the Stone Center, which has been his office since assuming the presidency in 2006. Poshard, a former congressman and Illinois gubernatorial candidate who has been affiliated with the university for nearly 50 years, officially retired Wednesday, April 30. Though retired, he will stay on through June as a consultant to his successor, Randy Dunn. (AP Photo/The Southern, Adam Testa)

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In this March 4, 2014 photo, former Illinois Department of Natural Resources official Tony Mayville participates in an event at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Young confirmed Friday, April 18, that Tony Mayville was dismissed this week from his position as supervisor of mine safety enforcement with the DNR's Office and Mines and Minerals. (AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Scott Fitzgerald)

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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, students walk in between Morris Library and Faner Hall on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Smokers at the university will only be able to light up in a handful of places on the Carbondale campus starting this summer making the campus effectively smoke-free beginning July 1. (AP Photo/The Southern, Paul Newton, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, students walk on the new pedestrian mall on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Smokers at the university will only be able to light up in a handful of places on the Carbondale campus starting this summer making the campus effectively smoke-free beginning July 1. (AP Photo/The Southern, Paul Newton, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Randy J. Dunn gestures as he speaks to members of the Florida State Board of Education in Tampa, Fla. On Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, the Southern Illinois University board of trustees named Dunn as SIU's eighth president replacing Glenn Poshard, who is retiring in June. Currently the president at Youngstown State University, Dunn was an associate professor at SIU when he left in 2004 to become Illinois' state superintendent of education. In 2006, he left that post to become president of Murray State University in Kentucky, and moved on to Youngstown State in Ohio last May. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

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**FILE** Students at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ill., walk between buildings on campus. (Associated Press)