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Dr. Joseph A. Rives

Vice President,
Quad Cities and Planning

3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265-5881

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Vice President
Quad Cities and Planning

Welcome to the website for the Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning.

The Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning oversees the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus, as well as University Planning for the two campuses of Western Illinois University. Our mission in the division of Quad Cities and Planning is to support the academic mission and services operations of Western Illinois University to the best of our abilities.

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities proudly serves all levels of the college experience--starting with the freshman year and continuing all the way through doctoral programs in educational leadership and environmental sciences. Our programs of study are organized around four colleges. Check them out and see what Western has to offer. What you will find is that Western has a wide-array of programs ranging from accounting to zoo and aquarium studies and that we are committed to and quickly becoming a leader among our peers in quality, access and affordability.

University Planning coordinates institutional planning, including the University’s Higher Values in Higher Education Strategic Plan, campus master and plans for both Western Illinois University campuses (Macomb and Quad Cities), and institutional accreditation reporting for the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The best way to learn more about Quad Cities and Planning is to experience it. Each spring the vice presidents and areas that report to the president present an overview of their areas accomplishments and plans in an open two-day forum. The most current presentation and report for Quad Cities and Planning is provided below. Additional information and supporting materials are also available from the items on the left-side navigation bar on this webpage.

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Vice President for Quad Cities & Planning consolidated annual report PDF Link will open in new window

Prior Year VPQP Presentations and Consolidated Reports