SIU trustees special board meeting to be held in Springfield, IL

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - A special board meeting of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees took place in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, May 29.

The Board of Trustees wrapped up their open session, and according to John Charles, the Executive Director of Government and Public Affairs, the University does not support these items below in the General Assembly:

  • HB 1292 – University System Split
  • HB 1293 – Reconstitution of the Board (terminate Trustees)
  • HB 1294 – 50/50 Appropriations
  • House Resolution IL Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Study of splitting the system.

They are still awaiting a vote in the House.

Around 12:30 p.m. they were in the closed session

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The closed session was about personnel and/or legal matters.  According to Charles, the closed session ended with no public comments.

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