Glenn Poshard http://wuis.org en Minimum Wage Debate Moves To Universities http://wuis.org/post/minimum-wage-debate-moves-universities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The president of Southern Illinois University came out against raising the state's minimum wage on Thursday. President Glenn Poshard says it'd be too big a hit on the school's bottom line.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the battle for a higher minimum wage brews in Springfield, </span>Poshard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> warns of casualties in Carbondale and </span>Edwardsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Programs at those two campuses, he says, would be hurt in the long run.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:55:35 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19385 at http://wuis.org Minimum Wage Debate Moves To Universities Former State Superintendent Becomes SIU President http://wuis.org/post/former-state-superintendent-becomes-siu-president <p>A former Illinois state superintendent of education has been chosen as Southern Illinois University's new president. &nbsp;</p><p>The SIU board of trustees announced Monday that Randy J. Dunn will be the university's eighth president, replacing Glenn Poshard. Poshard is retiring in June. &nbsp;<br />Dunn is currently president of Youngstown State University in Ohio. &nbsp;</p><p>Randal Thomas is chairman of the SIU board. He says Dunn ``has both the skills and the background to ensure that SIU continues to live up to its mission of providing a quality education.'' &nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:07:54 +0000 Associated Press 19156 at http://wuis.org Former State Superintendent Becomes SIU President SIU To Begin Search For New President http://wuis.org/post/siu-begin-search-new-president <p>The Southern Illinois University system's governing board has signed off on forming an advisory committee to help search for a replacement for the university's retirement-bound president. &nbsp;<br>The SIU board of trustees also voted Thursday to authorize its executive committee to hire an outside search firm in the quest to find a successor to Glenn Poshard. &nbsp;<br>Poshard announced in July that he plans to retire June 30 of next year, even though his contract expires in 2015. &nbsp; Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:34:53 +0000 Associated Press 8851 at http://wuis.org SIU To Begin Search For New President Universities Agree To Pay Pension Tab http://wuis.org/post/universities-agree-pay-pension-tab <p></p><p>Illinois universities and community colleges have signed on to a deal that would have them pick up the cost of their employees' retirement benefits.&nbsp; It's part of lawmakers' ongoing efforts to reduce how much the state is spending on pensions.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Illinois has cut its spending on universities for years ... and even more reductions are expected next year.</p><p>School administrators say it's forced them to hike tuition, and to leave positions unfilled.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:47:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 2801 at http://wuis.org Universities Agree To Pay Pension Tab