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Board votes to implement $26 million cut, Montemagno appointed chancellor

Board votes to implement $26 million cut, Montemagno appointed chancellor

By Cory Ray

July 13, 2017


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The SIU Board of Trustees approved a $26 million dollar budget cut called the "Financial Stability Plan" and appointed Carlo Montemagno as the university's first permanent chancellor in three years at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The cut is split between a $6.8 million payback by various...

Illinois Comptroller releases $523 million for higher education

Illinois Comptroller releases $523 million for higher education

By Marnie Leonard

July 13, 2017


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The Illinois Comptroller’s Office began issuing overdue payments to state universities and colleges for Monetary Award Program grants and other operations, according to a Thursday press release from Comptroller Susana Mendoza. The payments total $523 million, with $327 million going to state universi...

Details of Financial Stability Plan revealed, seven programs face elimination

Details of Financial Stability Plan revealed, seven programs face elimination

By Cory Ray

July 12, 2017


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On Wednesday, SIU President Randy Dunn released the details of the potential "SIU Financial Stability Plan," which would include the closure of up to seven programs, the absorption of the College of Science into one or more colleges, consolidation of individual departments and budget cuts to many other...

Dunn recommends Carlo Montemagno for SIUC chancellor

Dunn recommends Carlo Montemagno for SIUC chancellor

By Marnie Leonard

July 11, 2017


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SIU President Randy Dunn recommended that Carlo Montemagno be appointed permanent chancellor for the system’s Carbondale campus in an email sent to the campus community Tuesday. Montemagno’s appointment is effective August 15 pending approval from the Board of Trustees, Dunn's email said. The board ...

Illinois budget impasse ends, which Dunn says returns ‘stability’ to SIU

Illinois budget impasse ends, which Dunn says returns ‘stability’ to SIU

By Marnie Leonard and Brian Muñoz

July 7, 2017


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The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto, giving the state its first budget after more than two historic years of impasse. The spending plan includes a 32 percent permanent income tax increase, hiking the rate from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent. It provi...

Dunn to act as chancellor until July 13 Board of Trustees meeting

Dunn to act as chancellor until July 13 Board of Trustees meeting

By Marnie Leonard

July 3, 2017


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SIU President Randy Dunn will act as chancellor for the Carbondale campus until the next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting July 13, according to an email Dunn sent to faculty and staff Monday. Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell’s contract expired June 30 in the midst of the ongoing searc...

Board of Trustees made no decision on permanent chancellor

Board of Trustees made no decision on permanent chancellor

By Cory Ray

June 13, 2017


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A special SIU Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Thursday, with the only item on the agenda being the "matter regarding chancellor" for SIUC.

Faculty leaders brace for staff reductions as budget impasse nears two years

Faculty leaders brace for staff reductions as budget impasse nears two years

By Bill Lukitsch, Luke Nozicka and Anna Spoerre

May 2, 2017


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As Illinois universities face uncertain levels of state funding, some professors have elected to leave for employment elsewhere. “More and more people are considering [leaving] and it’s definitely a rational thing to do,” said Dave Johnson, president of the Faculty Association. “I don’t ...

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard

April 26, 2017


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As the university continues to deal with an unprecedented state budget impasse approaching the two-year mark and SIU President Randy Dunn’s recent announcement suggesting $30 million in cuts for the Carbondale campus, prospective students have been choosing to go to school elsewhere. Susan Davenport,...

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