Reeder new Eastern VPBA

Corryn Brock, News Editor

Sean Reeder was named the new Vice President of Business Affairs and will begin June 15.

Reeder is currently the assistant vice president for office of capital programs and utility services for the University of Illinois system and president of Prairieland Energy Inc.

In a press release, Eastern President David Glassman was quoted saying the university is looking forward to the leadership and enthusiasm Reeder may bring with him in this new role.

“Sean’s comprehensive experience in asset management, capital development and financial oversight in private industry and higher education will be of great benefit to Eastern Illinois University as we continue to plan for our brightest future,” Glassman said. “Sean appreciates and understands the critical role EIU plays in the region and to our state’s overall economic health.”

Reeder received his bachelor’s degree in general engineering and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois and is currently working toward a doctoral degree in higher education policy.

Reeder has been working in higher education since 2005 and has worked in Illinois and Michigan in various positions.

He has over 30 years of experience in asset maintenance, facilities management, capital procurement and budget oversight.

In his new position, Reeder will be responsible for Eastern’s everyday operations in the business office.

This will include preparation and internal control and distribution of annual state appropriation, administrative oversight to several areas at Eastern, including environmental health and safety, facilities planning and management, human resources, institutional planning and research, and more.

In the press release, Reeder is quoted saying he is excited for this new experience.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the next Vice President for Business Affairs and the Chief Financial Officer for EIU,” Reeder said. “I look forward to collaborating with leadership, and working with our talented business affairs team to provide excellence in service across our business functions in support of EIU’s mission of providing a superior and accessible education.”

Reeder said one of the main things that piqued his interest for the position is Eastern was the commitment, investment and passion that he saw from Eastern’s community.

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