The University of Illinois next president will be introduced at a morning ceremony in Chicago.
In a statement, the university announced Tuesday it plans to name the new president Wednesday at its Chicago campus. Stops are planned later in the day at campuses in Springfield and Urbana-Champaign.
The university's 20th president will take over for current president Robert Easter in June. The 67-year-old Easter plans to retire. He has been in office since 2012.
The new president will oversee the university's three campuses, 78,000 students and about 23,500 employees.
The president will take over as the university wrestles with concerns about rising tuition and the threat of possible cuts in state support, among other issues.