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Aug 5, 2011• Vol 26, No. 18
Budget Update Letter from President Thomas
Dear WIU Campus Community:
Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed the FY'12 budget, and Western's appropriated budget for Fiscal Year 2012 has been reduced by $644,400 to $55.5 million from last year's appropriation ($56.2 million).
Interim Associate Provost Named
Nancy Parsons, a health sciences professor at WIU, has been appointed Western's interim associate provost for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Hardy to Direct Centennial Honors College
Rick Hardy, political science professor, has been named interim director of Western's Centennial Honors College, effective Aug. 1, according to Interim Provost Ken Hawkinson.
The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs/Illinois Small Business Development Center at WIU is seeking a Business Consultant for the Illinois Small Business Development Center.
Note of Thanks
Jackie Thompson, former vice president for administrative services, thanks the campus community.
Faculty & Staff News
Bierman Named Interim Budget Director
Matt Bierman, director of residential facilities, has been named the interim budget director.
Civil Service EOM
Amy Chambers, benefits counselor in Human Resources, was named the Civil Service Employee of the Month for July.
Civil Service Personnel Updates
The most recent listing of Civil Service personnel updates is available on the Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) website.
Grants and Contracts
Most recent listing of
grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.
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