According to a statement from Chairman of the Wittenberg Board of Directors Thomas Murray given to the Springfield News-Sun, the board is looking to appoint an interim president in the next four to six weeks.
Richard Helton is visiting campus on Wednesday as a candidate for the interim position. Helton is the former President of Vincennnes University – a public university of about 4,500 students.
Helton is thought to be one of several potential candidates for the position.
While there is no defined time table for how long that interim will serve as president – according to Murray the interim will serve until at least the end of the spring semester.
There was no interim President between Joyner and Erikson – so the process is new to the University’s recent history. Bill Stinebrink was the last to serve as the University’s Interim President prior to Erikson taking over the role.