Trustees begin search for new president

SIU’s Board of Trustees brought foundations of a plan to find a new university system president to its Thursday meeting. Chairman Randal Thomas said he and fellow trustees Donna Manering and Don Lowery have met on several occasions to discuss the search. ... Continue Reading →

Hamilton, Wiley walk out of Board of Trustees meeting; meeting postponed

The SIU Board of Trustees meeting was postponed Wednesday when two trustees walked out in protest of a vote, leaving the board without a quorum. David Hamilton, the only SIU-Edwardsville board representative, and Marquita Wiley announced they would leave ... Continue Reading →

Appointment rejections lead to trustee divide

The Feb. 28 University Board of Trustees meeting did not adhere closely to schedule. Chair Pro Tempore Roger Herrin adjourned the meeting less than five minutes in because too few trustees were present for the board to vote on agenda items. During the ... Continue Reading →

Officials respond to claims

Trustee alleged to have pressured JALC staff  A few SIU officials said they did not know anything about accusations made against an SIU Board of Trustees member. An article published in The Southern Illinoisan on Sunday stated former officials from John ... Continue Reading →

GPSC holds roundtable with trustees

The university’s mission was the focus of discussion between about a dozen graduate students and four SIU Board of Trustees members Tuesday. At the Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting, a roundtable discussion was held with Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →

University harmed by leaders’ friendly fire

Our Word What better way to harm the university’s reputation than to have its leaders publicly broadcast their distaste for one another? Just days after Board of Trustees members voted out Roger Herrin as chairman 4-2 on Thursday, Herrin and BOT ... Continue Reading →

Board members speak out against Herrin, Quinn

Some SIU Board of Trustees members have confirmed feeling intimidated by former chairman Roger Herrin. Herrin, who was voted out of his position 4 to 2 at the March 22 annual election, said he thinks SIU President Glenn Poshard planned the chairman’s ... Continue Reading →

Poshard refutes claims of weak leadership

SIU President Glenn Poshard says accusations against his leadership are egregious. After two board members questioned his position in the university system, Poshard held a press conference Tuesday to attempt to debunk the accusations, where he listed ... Continue Reading →

Trustees elect new chairman, officers

SIU Board of Trustees members voted out Chairman Roger Herrin at the annual election Thursday and elected John Simmons as the new chairman. Herrin, who was seated as chair last April, was voted out 4 to 2. Although the board also successfully selected ... Continue Reading →
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