Leadership & Governance

A President, Fighting for Every Nickel

Southern Illinois U.'s leader contends with state's $13-billion in red ink

Adam Gerik for The Chronicle

At the Statehouse, Glenn W. Poshard lobbies for Southern Illinois U.: "This university opened every door for me. Without the education I got here, I couldn't have aspired to anything else."
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The predicament of Southern Illinois University is plain to see in the condition of the engineering building's leaking chiller, which has been rigged up with an aluminum gutter and a couple of garden hoses for drainage. Like so many things on this...

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