Western Illinois University

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. 

"I'm excited to announce that Western Illinois University has been awarded $10 million," WIU Agriculture Professor Win Phippen said before being interrupted by applause from administrators, politicians, and others who gathered for Tuesday morning's announcement in the University Union's Brattain Lounge on the Macomb campus.

State university officials were grilled by lawmakers Tuesday. At issue is a record of lucrative severance packages for outgoing administrators.


What's Up at WIU ?

Aug 23, 2019

On Midwest Week - a spring and summer of major changes at Western Illinois University, including top administrators and the board of trustees.

Dr. Martin Abraham moved to Macomb a few weeks ago to serve as the new provost at Western Illinois University. But following Dr. Jack Thomas' decision to step down as president, Abraham has been thrust into the role of acting president.

Doug Freed will lead Western Illinois University's efforts to attract more students. Freed is WIU's new Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services.

Trial is now set for September for a former student at Western Illinois University accused of cheating Amtrak. Federal prosecutors say 23 year old Ryan Minter from Calumet City, Illinois used stolen credit card information to buy Amtrak tickets online, sold them to students at a discount, and then kept the money.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Riding a bike from California to Washington, D.C. is a daunting task, but that’s just how some members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are spending their summer.

Acting President for WIU

Jul 2, 2019
WIU

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. 

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Western Illinois University is trying something new Wednesday during the 4th annual Western Challenge, a 24-hour fund-raising event. And it's only the 4th university nationwide to try it, and the first in Illinois. 

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