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Rives Elected to Renew Moline Board

July 13, 2016

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MOLINE, IL -- Western Illinois University Vice President for the Quad Cities and Planning Joe Rives has been elected to the Renew Moline Executive Board of Directors.

Renew Moline is a non-profit economic development organization devoted to working with the city of Moline on riverfront and other development. Renew Moline serves as the link between non-profits; elected officials and staff; regional and state economic development partners; local businesses and development oriented entities interested in investment in Moline.

"Dr. Rives has been extremely involved in Renew Moline's efforts to revitalize our community's riverfront for many years," said Janet Mathis, president and CEO of Renew Moline. "The addition of Dr. Rives to our executive committee provides not only a depth of knowledge of these activities, but also an even stronger connection to WIU-QC's dynamic, post-secondary programs. He is a valued addition to the leadership team."

In his role as vice president of the WIU-Quad Cities campus, Rives serves as the University's point of contact for Quad Cities economic development issues, corporate partnerships, leadership for University-wide planning and is responsible for institutional accreditation reporting for the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Rives also works with Illinois, Iowa and Missouri community colleges and regional high schools to institute collaborative educational paths, and has responsibility for the administration and planning for the Quad Cities campus.

Rives serves as chair of Renew Moline's Project Management Team and is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, and serves as a persistence and completion mentor for the Commission. He is also vice president/president-elect of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA).

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