Students are not the only ones preparing to bid adieu to Western Illinois University.
Pam Bowman, Director of Human Resources, said the university averages 77 retirements per year. But she said approximately 142 employees are retiring before the end of June this year.
“Approximately 77 Civil Service, 20 administrators, and 45 faculty,” Bowman said.
While some are stepping aside because of their age or years of service, others chose to leave because of concerns over their retirement payout.