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WIU President Embarks on Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour

May 13, 2021

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University's 12th President Guiyou Huang, who took the helm Jan. 1, 2021, will hit the road next week on his Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour in Arizona and Florida.

WIU alumni and friends are invited to join Huang, Alumni Programs Director Amy Spelman and WIU Foundation Executive Director Brad Bainter as they first stop in Tucson (May 19), Glendale (May 20) and Phoenix (May 20) for socials and luncheons. While all events will be held in-person, there will be a virtual component for those who cannot attend in-person.

Following the events in The Grand Canyon State this month, Huang and Spelman will head to the southeast section of the U.S. in June for a few Florida alumni and friends events, beginning with Orlando (June 15). More details about the Florida events and other Inaugural Tour events can be found at

"I look forward to meeting many of our alumni and friends as we resume our in-person events throughout the country and on our WIU campuses and communities," Huang said.

To register, visit or call (309) 298-1914. More information can be found about each event at

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