Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

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sealhall74
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rocki wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:09 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 am
I think the honorable thing to do would be name the incoming Provost as Interim President. He is the #2 dude in the chain of command.
Interim, yes. Potentially permanent? Not so sure about that. It couldn't hurt to look at others, I don't think.
President searches typically take about 6 months or longer. The interim will have plenty of time to get his feet wet.
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sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:14 am
rocki wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:09 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 am
I think the honorable thing to do would be name the incoming Provost as Interim President. He is the #2 dude in the chain of command.
Interim, yes. Potentially permanent? Not so sure about that. It couldn't hurt to look at others, I don't think.
President searches typically take about 6 months or longer. The interim will have plenty of time to get his feet wet.
True, but by then we should have an idea if he is what the university needs, as well.
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WIU President Jack Thomas resigns.
From WGEM News:
https://wgem.com/2019/06/14/wiu-preside ... s-resigns/


Embattled WIU President Jack Thomas announces his resignation.
From the Peoria Journal-Star:
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190614/em ... esignation


wiu712
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Western Illinois University president steps down.
From the Chicago Tribune:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/bre ... story.html
wiu712
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WIU Board, Faculty move forward after president resigns.
From WGEM News:
https://wgem.com/2019/06/14/wiu-board-f ... t-resigns/

Board of Trustees meeting; WIU President announces resignation.
From KHQA News:
https://khqa.com/news/local/board-of-tr ... esignation

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas to leave position.
From KWQC News (Davenport):
https://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Weste ... 93712.html

Community reacts after WIU President announces he will step down.
From WQAD News (Moline):
https://wqad.com/2019/06/14/community-r ... step-down/

Leadership Change Coming to WIU.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/leadership-change-coming-wiu

Thomas steps down as Western President.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/201 ... -president
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Ok, folks. So, this thread has been going for about 3 1/2 years now, and gone through a few different rounds of cuts and layoffs.
We now have a new governor, new budget, new board of trustees, and will have a new university president. I'm going to go ahead and lock it down now. Feel free to continue to discuss all the goings-on, I just feel like this is a good place to "end" this particular thread and start "fresh".
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