U of I Provost and Executive Vice President Douglas Baker will be leaving northern Idaho to become the next President of Northern Illinois University. U of I officials said that after spending eight years at the university, Baker was receiving job offers from multiple schools.
"Well we're happy for Doug," said U of I Vice President of University Advancement Chris Murray. "He's been on the Palouse for a long time, and he's been at the university for along time. We're very happy for him and Dania."
Baker will be taking over as the NIU President on July 1st. The university is looking for an interim provost, and soon they'll start a nationwide search for a permanent provost.