Facing a very difficult year ahead, trustees of Augustana College have asked the president to postpone his retirement. Earlier this month, Steve Bahls agreed to stay on an extra year, through the summer of 2022.
Thanks to action by the Illinois General Assembly over the weekend, a key part of the budget for Black Hawk College will probably stay the same next year. The proposed state budget includes state funding at the same level as this year.
The president of Knox College in Galesburg has decided to retire, but not until next year. Doctor Teresa Amott told the board of trustees recently she will retire in June of 2021, after ten years on the job.
The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has deadlocked on whether to appoint Doctor Martin Abraham as the university’s 12th president. The vote Friday came after the board held a five hour executive session Thursday night and met behind closed doors for more than an hour Friday morning.
Tuition at Black Hawk College may stay at its current level for the third year in a row. Next week, the board of trustees will consider a proposal from Chief Financial Officer Steve Frommelt to keep tuition at 149 dollars per credit hour.
After several years of increases, the cost of attending Black Hawk College may hold steady next year. Thursday night the board of trustees will consider a recommendation to keep tuition at its current level for in-district students - at 149 dollars per credit hour.