Board of Trustees

Augustana College

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. 

Knox College

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 cost to attend Black Hawk College may not change next year. Thursday night, the board of trustees will consider tuition for the fiscal year starting in July.


On Midwest Week, a national search will begin soon for a new president of Western Illinois University.

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.

Western Illinois University

A promotion for the current leader of Western Illinois University. Thursday the board of trustees unanimously approved making Acting President Martin Abraham, the interim president. 

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University has entirely replaced their Board of Trustees mid-term. Collin Schopp reports.

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.

Black Hawk College

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.