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Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:26 pm

Interim Provost Kathy Newman (interim for over 3 years) is stepping down as interim provost: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=15957
COFAC Dean Billy Clow will take over as Interim Dean.

I have no idea if this was her decision, finally got fed up with everything, or what.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:53 am

Monday's news at Western was shocking to say the least.

Cathy Early resigning from the BOT and Kathy Neumann no longer being Interim Provost.

Not a good day for Western C/Kathy's, but more importantly, not a good day for Western.

President Thomas has clearly not liked Neumann or she never would have lingered 3+ years as an Interim. Expect the 2nd search to fail as well and Clow to be soon after named Provost without the Interim.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:00 am

I wasn't aware Cathy Early resigned from the BOT. Where did you see that?
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:06 am

Tere North wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:53 am
Monday's news at Western was shocking to say the least.

Cathy Early resigning from the BOT and Kathy Neumann no longer being Interim Provost.

Not a good day for Western C/Kathy's, but more importantly, not a good day for Western.

President Thomas has clearly not liked Neumann or she never would have lingered 3+ years as an Interim. Expect the 2nd search to fail as well and Clow to be soon after named Provost without the Interim.
I know people who know her pretty well and I was told she didn't want it why she stayed in the position for so long is beyond me.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:07 am

wiu51 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:00 am
I wasn't aware Cathy Early resigned from the BOT. Where did you see that?
I read it on Tri State radio FB page.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:24 am

Here's that post from TSPR's facebook page:


You can listen to the audio from the meeting here: http://www.wiu.edu/general_counsel/noti ... /audio.mp3
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:30 am

Cathy Early is and has always been a class person! She cares deeply about WIU/Macomb! I truly wish her well!! ;) jc
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:00 pm

That is two big changes to the leadership team at Western.

President Thomas will be announcing $5.5 million in non-academic cuts later this year.

Macomb merchants are getting worried as the enrollment numbers continue to go down.
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:22 pm

Update to the provost search. Candidates have been narrowed down to 4 and will be conducting on-campus interviews.

http://www.wiu.edu/employment/provost/


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Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:31 pm

Last Provost search failed. Wonder if this one will be successful. If it is, it will me an all male executive council (Pres and VPs).
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