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Budget Update [5/31/17]

May 31, 2017

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Dear University Community:

Due to the unprecedented state budget impasse, Western Illinois University continues to consider fiscal adjustments. As we approach a third year without a state appropriated budget, pursuant to Article 30 of the WIU/UPI Agreement, the University is delaying contract renewal notices to non-tenure track faculty (Unit B). This notice delays a decision on staffing levels for the Fall 2017 semester. Impacted employees will receive written notification.

While we face funding challenges, Western Illinois University is committed to continuing to provide a world-class education to our students. On numerous occasions, we engaged the Governor and state legislators about the need for funding. As recently as Sunday, May 28, I testified before the House Higher Education Appropriations Committee. We continue to advocate strongly for our University.

Questions about this notice can be directed to the WIU Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President at (309) 298-1066 or Academic Personnel at (309) 298-2216.

Jack Thomas, Ph.D.
University President

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