Office of the President

We’re beginning to make great strides in our action items and goals for WIU's immediate and long-term future, and I'm happy to be a part of it. I'd like to thank our faculty, staff and students, as well as our community members, alumni and friends, for your continued support as we move this great University forward.

Recruitment, enrollment, retention, diversity and inclusion and building relationships are among my key initiatives, along with ensuring access to the excellent academic programs offered at WIU.

Since taking over July 1, I’ve formed four teams that have developed aggressive action plans for enrollment, retention, graduate and international enrollment and distance learning. With our community leaders, we’ve established the Moving Macomb Forward initiative, and to date, have hosted six community dialogues focusing on ensuring an inclusive environment in the community and at the University, with more discussions and events planned. Other initiatives include revised admission standards aligned with retention and student success; new and enhanced scholarship programs; increased recruitment and retention efforts, including more faculty, staff and alumni involvement; and greater involvement with community leaders and area residents, both at the University and within the community. 

Western is an incredible school, with outstanding academic programs and extracurricular opportunities, along with great faculty and staff, and I am honored to serve as your interim president.

Martin Abraham
Interim President

Martin Abraham, Acting President

Martin Abraham, Interim President

Sherman Hall 209
Telephone: (309) 298-1824
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