Jack Thomas

Project Mostly Completed
11:46 am
Sun December 15, 2013

The WIU Grand Entrance Monument

The new monument
Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Drivers coming from the north on Route 67 will clearly know when they’re entering Macomb and Western Illinois University.

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Rescue Attempt
2:48 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Macomb Police Thank WIU Students

(From left) Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt, Mayor Mike Inman, Owen Hill, Ryan Brushaber, Matthew Demetral, and WIU President Jack Thomas
Credit Macomb Police Department

The Macomb Police Department is honoring three Western Illinois University students who tried to rescue a man at Spring Lake.

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Including $1.5 Million to PAC
9:15 am
Tue September 24, 2013

WIU Reaches $60 Million Goal with Seven-Figure Gift

Ken and Lorraine Epperson's seven figure gift helped WIU hit its 60mil. fundraising goal.
Credit http://www.wiu.edu/news/

After more than six years of fundraising, Western Illinois University has hit its $60 million goal for the school's capital campaign.

That's thanks to a sizable gift by two Western alumni who are long time supporters of the university.

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Budget Challenges
7:39 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

WIU Workers Asked to Help Cut Costs

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas told a standing room only crowd in the University Union that WIU takes pride in having avoided layoffs and furloughs despite the state’s financial woes over the past decade.

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President Thomas tells departments to get ready.
9:09 am
Thu March 28, 2013

WIU President Prepares For State Funding Cuts

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to give Western Illinois University even less money next year than it received this year.

The governor’s budget address called for a funding decrease of 2.5 million dollars for Western. In response WIU President Jack Thomas  sent a letter to staff telling them to prepare for the cuts.

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