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Illinois State, Western Illinois enrollments decrease slightly from last year.
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wiu712 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:31 am

Has Dr Abraham's future status been established?
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sealhall74 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:49 pm Has Dr Abraham's future status been established?
Not that I'm aware of at this point. I do know that there were strong rumors that he was going to go ahead and retire if he wasn't named president, but I also know that he's teaching a class in the spring semester. I don't know if that means he's going to be Provost like he was originally hired for, or if he's just finishing up on a commitment he made for the semester.
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WIU Board Approves Contract for New President.
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sealhall74 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:49 pmHas Dr Abraham's future status been established?
Dr. Martin Abraham will stay on as Provost. Billy Clow, who served as interim Provost the past two years, will return to his role as Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Contract Approved for New WIU President; Abraham Will Serve as Provost.
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wiu712 wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:55 pm
sealhall74 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:49 pmHas Dr Abraham's future status been established?
Dr. Martin Abraham will stay on as Provost. Billy Clow, who served as interim Provost the past two years, will return to his role as Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Contract Approved for New WIU President; Abraham Will Serve as Provost.
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I don't see him staying for long. I expect we'll be searching for a new Provost by or before July 1.
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wiu712 wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:55 pm
sealhall74 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:49 pmHas Dr Abraham's future status been established?
Dr. Martin Abraham will stay on as Provost. Billy Clow, who served as interim Provost the past two years, will return to his role as Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
My guess is that Dr. Huang asked Dr. Abraham to stick around, at least for a semester or so. We have a big reaccreditation process going on right now that happens every 10 years. It's supposed to be done this spring, but Dr. Abraham has been heavily involved in the process up to this point. I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Huang asked him to stay at least through the Spring semester, so that he can keep handling that process while Dr. Huang gets up to speed on everything else.
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WIU approves presidential contract.
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WIU adopts COVID-19 plan for the spring semester.
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