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President's Executive Institute

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Welcome to the President’s Executive Institute (PEI). We work with business, industry, education, governmental agencies, municipalities, non-profit agencies, and other individuals from the public and private sectors to make Western Illinois University the partner of choice in advancing educational, organizational, cultural, environmental, community and economic development in our region and well beyond.

The PEI matches workforce and community needs with the skills, talents, and resources of Western Illinois University. We engage external organizations, support community and economic development, and cultivate strong working relationships with the University.

We partner with organizations (e.g., business, industry, military, high schools and community colleges) and individuals to advance shared goals and priorities by hosting topic or audience specific summits, supporting Small Business Development and International Trade Centers, and addressing employer training needs.

Additionally, our partners also engage Western Illinois University by offering internship sites, serving on advisory boards, encouraging employees to use tuition assistance programs, and/or sponsoring courses and workshops for their employees.

We encourage you to work with us to create and enhance a strong workforce committed to community advancement and organizational recruitment and retention.