EIU President: University receiving $12.5 million in funding

Posted: Updated:

CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman announced in an email to the university community that EIU will be receiving funding.

“I am pleased to report that a few hours ago, Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB2059 into law. As a result, each of the state’s public universities and community colleges soon should receive financial support to be applied toward our respective FY (Fiscal Year) 2016 budget allocations,” Glassman wrote.

The University will receive $12.5 million for its operations, as well as partial funding for the Monetary Award Program (MAP). President Glassman says this is one-third of what the University received in FY 2015 for its state operating budget.

On behalf of the EIU faculty and staff, Glassman extended thanks to both sides of the General Assembly for coming together for this decision.

“We understand this is a step toward a comprehensive FY16 budget, and anticipate further conciliation in continuing support of an accessible and affordable quality higher education for all citizens of Illinois,” Glassman adds.

Glassman also thanked the campus community for making their voices heard as advocates of EIU.

“Our state universities and colleges are an integral investment for the future of our state and reliable state funding will ensure its positive and vital return,” Glassman writes.

He concluded the email by saying he looks forward to the next academic year at Eastern Illinois University and welcoming another new class of students in the fall.

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events

  • Current EventsMore>>

  • Spirit of Giving

    Spirit of Giving

    Join WAND, Cromwell Radio, Walmart North and Macon County Toys for Tots in the Spirit of Giving Toy Drive, Friday, December 1st. T

    More \232a

    Join WAND, Cromwell Radio, Walmart North and Macon County Toys for Tots in the Spirit of Giving Toy Drive, Friday, December 1st. T

    More \232a
  • Coats for Kids Drive

    Coats for Kids Drive

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a
  • Agribusiness Today

    Agribusiness Today

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a
  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusives

    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a
    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a