SIU professor named to state higher ed board -

SIU professor named to state higher ed board

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed a longtime faculty member at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.  

Allan Karnes' appointment was announced Thursday. Karnes is the school's research professor in accountancy. In April he was named associate dean in the school's College of Business. He directed the School of Accountancy from 1995-2004.  

Karnes graduated from SIU's law school in 1986. He specializes in taxation and has been an expert witness in civil cases.  

Board chairwoman Carrie Hightman says Karnes will bring an important "campus perspective" to the panel.  

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