Kevin Dorsey

Governor J-B Pritzker has signed a law amending the Southern Illinois University Management Act.

The amendment provides that both student members of the SIU Board of Trustees shall have binding voting rights. Currently, governors must designate one campus representative.

Presidents and other administrators from Illinois' public colleges and universities took part in a news conference Wednesday regarding funding for higher education.

Governor J-B Pritzker proposed a 5 percent budget increase for public universities and community colleges. But, State Representative LaShawn Ford says the appropriations committee is having a hard time finding the revenue to fund the governor's proposal.

SIU interim President Kevin Dorsey says the academic reorganization process on the Carbondale campus is moving forward.

To date, 13 of the 20 proposed schools have been through the campus modification process. Eight of the 13 have been recommended for approval by both the Faculty Senate and Graduate Council. Conversations are continuing regarding the remaining five.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIU President Kevin Dorsey.

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During his memorial service Tuesday, friends and colleagues of SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno remembered him as a determined man with a vision for the school.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, SIU's new Interim President.

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SIU Trustees will meet in special session Monday to vote on a separation agreement for System President Randy Dunn.