MACOMB, ILL. (AP) — THE board of trustees at Western Illinois University voted Monday to appoint the school’s 12th president, according to university officials.

Guiyou Huang | WIU

Guiyou Huang, who is currently the president of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, takes over the new post in January.

Huang called it “an honor and a privilege to be selected,” according to a university statement.

Earlier this month, board members interviewed six candidates. The board will meet next month to approve a salary.

More than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students attend WIU, which has two campuses.