EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - The new Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville chancellor will be officially installed in April.

Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe became SIUE's eighth chancellor on July 2, 2012. She will be installed during a ceremony April 19.

SIU President Glenn Poshard, SIUE Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ann Boyle, and Edwardsville Mayor Gary Niebur will speak at the event.

Activities are planned for the week leading up to the ceremony, including a "Visit the World" exhibit on SIUE's quad, an Open House at East St. Louis Charter School, a United Nations flag presentation, an Emilio Sanchez art display, a Global Library Resources demonstration, an International Initiatives Colloquium, and the unveiling of the SIUE Diversity Plan.