Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas is completing his seventh year at the helm, yet he has never signed a contract with the school. Instead the Board of Trustees has always signed a Letter of Employment with him.
The Board of Trustees at Western Illinois University said it will stand by the administration despite last month's "no confidence" vote by faculty. 65% of faculty members who returned their ballot stated they do not have confidence in the administration.
Members of the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees said President Jack Thomas has done "an admirable job" of steering the university through difficult times brought on by the unprecedented state budget impasse.