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.
As the new school year begins, Western Illinois University welcomed students to its Quad Cities campus. Administrators and trustees shook hands and handed out cupcakes Wednesday during an afternoon event in Moline.
The provost and academic vice president at Western Illinois University has been promoted. On Monday, Martin Abraham officially began serving as Acting President of the university, until an interim president can be chosen.