New Sense of Hope

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Tere North
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A new Board of Trustees with a very different approach, asking questions and demanding answers, combined with new blood coming in as Provost while also taking on the role of Acting President with overwhelming support from the Provost search committee provides a sense of hope that I haven't seen on the WIU campus from at least a few years.

As was noted at the Board meeting, now it the time to GROW ourselves, not talk or cut ourselves, out of the challenges facing Western.

Onward!!
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Tere North wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:50 am
A new Board of Trustees with a very different approach, asking questions and demanding answers, combined with new blood coming in as Provost while also taking on the role of Acting President with overwhelming support from the Provost search committee provides a sense of hope that I haven't seen on the WIU campus from at least a few years.

As was noted at the Board meeting, now it the time to GROW ourselves, not talk or cut ourselves, out of the challenges facing Western.

Onward!!
Sounds good to me, ready for some good news for WIU
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Neckerchief
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My "New Sense of Hope" is already fading. Today's BOT meeting has been canceled due to lack of a quorum. The BOT will now meet in October (maybe).
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Tere North
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Neckerchief wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:22 am
My "New Sense of Hope" is already fading. Today's BOT meeting has been canceled due to lack of a quorum. The BOT will now meet in October (maybe).
The Governor's office removed Nick Padgett and Jackie Thompson from the Board. Three other members were no-shows, presumably in solidarity with Nick and Jackie, to prevent a railroading of Joe Rives being named President. No quorum, no meeting, no Joe. So Abraham remains as Acting President.
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Well removing Jackie is a great start don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you.
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I was hoping Dr. Thomas would have canned Rives on his way out.
#ALLIN #YOLO
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Just got to keep moving! ProvoPres is doing that! Admissions guy is doing that. Leatherneckcountry, why so down on Jackie Thompson?
;) jc
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Neckfansince71 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 am
Just got to keep moving! ProvoPres is doing that! Admissions guy is doing that. Leatherneckcountry, why so down on Jackie Thompson?
;) jc
Let’s just say that there were a lot of things that I have heard that she had a hand in on.
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leatherneckcountry wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:46 am
Neckfansince71 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 am
Just got to keep moving! ProvoPres is doing that! Admissions guy is doing that. Leatherneckcountry, why so down on Jackie Thompson?
;) jc
Let’s just say that there were a lot of things that I have heard that she had a hand in on.
Such as? Enlighten us, please.
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Tere North
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vatusay wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:37 am
I was hoping Dr. Thomas would have canned Rives on his way out.
Given that Thomas named him Senior VP, Joe was clearly Jack's man.
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