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 →

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 →

Trustees hear first fee, tuition increase proposals

When trustee chairman Randal Thomas asked for questions and comments after both campuses proposed their fees Thursday in Edwardsville, he was met with the sound of silence. That silence began the road to finalizing the university’s fiscal year 2015 ... Continue Reading →

Trustees approve tuition, fee increases

Karsten Burgstahler Daily Egyptian   The fall semester’s incoming freshmen now have an exact tuition rate to factor into their financial planning. The university’s Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to increase SIUC’s tuition rate 3 percent ... 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 →

A year of trustee controversy

One trustee’s request that the university’s president put his big boy pants on and get to work was just one of the many public battles that have plagued SIU Board of Trustees during the last year. The board was dealt a crisis Feb. 25 when Gov. Pat ... Continue Reading →

USG moves forward with Herrin proposal

The Undergraduate Student Government continued with an official recommendation to remove Roger Herrin from the university’s Board of Trustees. Senator Adrian Miller said the proposal, which addresses supposed remarks about the university’s need ... 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 →

Trustees debate search firm policy

SIU’s Board of Trustees discussed and later approved a policy during its Thursday meeting that mandates the use of search firms to select new university chancellors and presidents. Illinois passed legislature July 16 that requires state universities ... 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 →

Board of Trustees raises tuition, fees

Renovations also approved for Pulliam Hall SIU Board of Trustees members voted to raise tuition and fees and renovate Pulliam Hall at Thursday’s meeting in Edwardsville. Trustee Roger Herrin said he, trustee Don Lowery and student trustee Jesse Cler ... 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 →

Community responds to trustee dispute

While SIU Board of Trustees members have had an ongoing public dispute, community members question the effect it could have on the university’s reputation. Board chairman Roger Herrin was voted out of his seat March 22 at the board’s annual elections ... Continue Reading →

Herrin denies role in union negotiations

Recently removed SIU Board of Trustees Chairman Roger Herrin says President Glenn Poshard’s allegations that Herrin was in contact with the Faculty Association during contract negotiations are false. Poshard called a press conference March 27 to address ... 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 →
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