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WIU: Who We Are, What We Do: Andy Baker, Tracy Scott

February 26, 2016

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MACOMB, IL -- Behind the bricks and mortar, there are the people of Western Illinois University and the Macomb community.

At a recent round-table meeting, Student Development Director Tracy Scott came forward with an idea to illustrate the people behind what makes Western Illinois University a great place to study and to work, and the people in the community who stand behind the University. From that, the "Who We Are, What We Do" -- #WeRWIU -- campaign was born.

Andy Baker, director of the WIU School of Agriculture, and Scott were the first to respond to the request, so this goodwill campaign kicks off with these long-time Leathernecks.


"Takin' care of business on a Friday morning" selfie


Who I Am: Dr. Andrew Baker. I was born in Kansas City and raised on a farm in NW Missouri and I have three brothers. I would describe myself as hard-working, dedicated and supportive.

What I Do: Director for the School of Agriculture and professor of agricultural education. Going on my 17th year at WIU.

Why I Love WIU: Quality education taught by quality faculty! WIU has provided me with a wide variety of professional and personal opportunities, and I love WIU because of our students. They are the best!




Who I Am: Tracy Scott. I am a dad to my son and I care for my students like a dad. And I am a Leatherneck!

What I Do: As the director of the Student Development Office, I get to develop and mentor students and also assist them during personal challenging times, while working closely with other University staff, faculty and community partners.

Why I Love WIU: WIU is home for me. It's where I found my life's purpose!


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