Senator Paul Schimpf supports SIU Board of Trustees vote
Schimpf believes both universities are better together
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) is pleased with the outcome of a vote by the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today. During a special meeting held in Springfield, the board rejected a resolution to split the system into two separate institutions.
“The SIU Board of Trustees was correct in its judgement to oppose a resolution to dismantle the SIU system,” said Schimpf. “I appreciate the board members’ decision to oppose this initiative to create separate campuses. I believe both universities are stronger together.”
As previously stated, Sen. Schimpf believes both Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Edwardsville are better positioned to compete in an increasingly difficult higher education environment when they remain part of a combined system.
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