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Six Finalists for Western Illinois University President

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University's search for a new president continues. Tomorrow, The University Board of Trustees will interview six finalists virtually, including current WIU Interim President Martin Abraham.

Interviews will conclude tomorrow night, and a decision is expected at the Dec. 18 Board of Trustees meeting. 

Other finalists include:

  • Bahman Ghorashi, former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Tennessee Tech University
  • Cady Short-Thompson, provost at Hope College
  • Steve Michael, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles
  • Michael Shonrock, dean of faculty at the Center for Leadership Development, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.
  •  Guiyou Huang, president at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Marianna Bacallao is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2020-2021 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism and served as Editor-in-Chief for the student newspaper, The Cluster.
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