Trustees approve media fee

The SIU Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the $9 student media fee, which will fund the student-run newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, during a special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board never intended ... Continue Reading →

Lipman Hearne contract not renewed

The SIU Board of Trustees voted down a contract renewal with Chicago-based marketing firm Lipman Hearne at its special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board voted against renewing the contract because the firm is ... Continue Reading →

Trustees agree to table media fee

After postponing fee discussions one month and giving new university president Randy Dunn a few days to study the proposals, fee proposals are expected to go before the board as scheduled Thursday morning with one exception. The Finance Committee is expected ... Continue Reading →

Trustees agree to table media fee

After postponing fee discussions and giving new university president Randy Dunn time to study the proposals, fee proposals are expected to go before the board as scheduled Thursday morning, with one exception. The finance committee is expected to table ... Continue Reading →

University waits on smoke-free policy

Contrary to the March announcement, the university will not be smoke free as soon as expected.  The SIU Board of Trustees decided at its April 17 meeting the university will postpone the policy until legislatures pass a law banning smoking and the use ... Continue Reading →

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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