SIU Board of Trustees calls special meeting to discuss refunding students

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

The SIU Board of Trustees has called a meeting for Monday March 30 at noon in Carbondale to discuss the possibility of partially refunding student fees in the wake of COVID-19. 

There will be a public questions and comments segment of the meeting, then the board will vote on authorizing a presidential delegation for refunds.

“The President will work closely with the Board Treasurer and administrators of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in determining which fees and charges to refund, or emergency grants to allow if any and in what proportion,” According to a release from the Board of Trustees.


Given the Governors stay at home order, the public will be able to view the board meeting via zoom by contacting board secretary Misty Whittington and can send questions or comments to her in a written format to be read during the public comments section of the meeting.

Whittington can be reached at: [email protected].

News Editor Kallie Cox can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @KallieECox.

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