SIU to pay $2 million for furlough days

A judge has ruled the university must repay nearly $2 million to about 1,500 current and former employees for four furlough days taken in spring 2011. Judge Colleen Harvey, of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, found the administration at ... Continue Reading →

Dunn begins era

The SIU marching band announced Randy Dunn’s entrance into the building as the media, administration and several students welcomed him with loud applause and eager ears Thursday afternoon in the student services building. Chancellor Rita Cheng introduced ... Continue Reading →
Glenn Poshard makes one of many phone calls Wednesday during his last day as SIU President at the Stone Center. Poshard spent his last day with normal daily tasks such as looking through his mail and setting up appointments, but also spent the afternoon on a tour of campus saying goodbye to faculty and students.

Glenn Poshard’s final day

President says goodbye to staff, students Glenn Poshard has served in Congress, Korea and at SIU.  But Wednesday he was just driving his car, and soon realized he needed to buckle his seatbelt. “Won’t be the first time I’ve broken the law trying ... 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 →
SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1.

Poshard steps down May 1

President Glenn Poshard has announced he will conclude his tenure May 1. Poshard’s contract was set to expire June 30, when incoming SIU president Randy Dunn was to begin. The board unanimously approved the presidential transition allowing Dunn ... Continue Reading →

Poshard: There’s not enough support

President presents legislators with repercussions of a 20 percent cut If university officials want to avoid a major appropriations cut, they will need legislators to extend Gov. Pat Quinn’s temporary tax increases. But President Glenn Poshard said Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →

Dunn confirms little contact with both SIU chancellors

Incoming SIU President Randy Dunn has had little contact with the administration he will oversee, and will not make any critical changes to the university’s plans until settled. Dunn said his discussion with the chancellors has been brief and “fairly ... Continue Reading →

Wage increase could hit SIU’s wallet

The federal minimum wage could be raised to $10.10 an hour, but university officials are not sure where the money to support it at SIU will come from.  During his State of the Union address and in the months following, President Barack Obama has argued ... Continue Reading →

State tax rate key to SIU funding

University given two scenarios, one flat funding and one involving a $25 million loss Gov. Pat Quinn’s fiscal year 2015 budget calls for appropriations for state universities to stay the same.  But President Glenn Poshard said numbers depend on the ... Continue Reading →

Leave clause included in presidential agreement

Termination would cost Dunn $250,000 Incoming SIU President Randy Dunn’s contract negotiation may have been rushed and includes what Dunn considers a bulky leave clause. Dunn and the SIU Board of Trustees negotiated the contract for three days beginning ... Continue Reading →

Dunn opens up about SIU’s confidential search process

Incoming SIU president Randy Dunn may have been a late arrival to the presidential search, but was a nominee all along. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee was formed in late September. Dunn said he was a potential candidate months before he agreed ... Continue Reading →

Dunn opens up about confidential search

Incoming SIU president Randy Dunn may have been a late arrival to the presidential search, but was a nominee all along. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee was formed in late September, with William R Funk and Associates chosen as the consulting ... Continue Reading →

Dunn vacates Youngstown March 21

Future SIU President Randy Dunn will leave Youngstown State University before the end of the month. Melissa Wasser, student representative on the Youngstown Board of Trustees, said Dunn will vacate his presidency at Youngstown March 21. Dunn’s original ... Continue Reading →

Dunn to leave YSU in March, looks to SIU

Future SIU President Randy Dunn is expected to leave Youngstown State University earlier than planned. Harry Meshel, Youngstown Board of Trustees member, said Dr. Dunn will vacate his position in March, probably near the end of the month. Dunn’s original ... Continue Reading →
SIU President Glenn Poshard and Brigham Young University professor Jini Roby
speak with Chancellor Rita Cheng Wednesday at the Stone Center. Poshard met
Roby at the orphanage while he was stationed in Seoul, Korea in 1964-65. Roby
gave a lecture on issues in child welfare at the Carbondale Civic Center Wednesday.

Common experience brings two together

University President Glenn Poshard was just an 18-year-old U.S. Army soldier when he volunteered to visit an orphanage in Korea where 11-year-old Jini Roby lived. The two were reunited Wednesday morning. Poshard has become a University president, and ... Continue Reading →
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