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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

University President Jay Gatrell speaks during Friday afternoons board of trustees meeting. The trustees approved revising the head volleyball and football coachs contracts and three new academic programs.

Board of trustees revises coach contracts, adds 3 new degrees

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2024

Eastern’s board of trustees revised two multiyear personnel contracts for the football and volleyball head coaches during its meeting Friday afternoon.  Both coaches led their teams to record-breaking...

Board of Trustees has their first meeting of the semester in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

BOT approves FY24, proposed ’25 budget, up to $2.3 million expenses, coaching contracts

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2023

The Board of Trustees approved fiscal year '24 budget and a view of the projected ‘25 budget during their meeting Friday afternoon.  Eastern’s projected FY24 state appropriation is $46,540,300,...

Eastern Illinois Universitys Board of Trustees votes on action items during the Friday meeting in the Grand Ballroom.

Board of trustees to approve student tuition increases

Cam'ron Hardy and Madelyn Kidd April 21, 2023

The Board of Trustees will meet Friday at 1 p.m. to vote on tuition increases for the FY2023. Increases in tuition per credit hour, student fees and housing and dining fees will be voted on. The...

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann, delivers his presentation on the fiscal year 2023 budget at the Friday Board of Trustees meeting in the University Ballroom The $157 million budget was unanimously approved.

BOT approves FY23’s $157 million budget, all action items

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 during their June meeting on Friday. The FY23 budget will have around $1 million less in expenditures than the...

Paul McCann addresses the Board of Trustees on April 24.

McCann talks $8 million cost of COVID-19 at BOT meeting

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor April 28, 2020

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, estimated Eastern’s COVID-19 related costs to be around $8 million at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Joyce Madigan, finance and...

Board of Trustees to vote on 3 program proposals

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter September 12, 2019

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will look at three new programs and take a vote to potentially approve them during a meeting Friday. The programs are the master of science in exercise physiology, master...

BOT to look at athletics, vote on EIU-UPI contract

Staff Report September 13, 2018

The Board of Trustees will have its first meeting of the semester at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The board will look at its responsibilities for...

BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

Staff Report June 23, 2017

The Board of Trustees will discuss several program requests and a proposed revision to its regulations at 1 p.m. Friday during its open session in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr....

BOT approves search firm for vice president position

September 18, 2016

An external search firm to recruit a new vice president for academic affairs was approved Friday at the Board of Trustees meeting. The board also gave its full support for the vitalization project and...

Board of Trustees to vote on retirement plan changes

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor November 6, 2014

The Board of Trustees will vote on Eastern’s newly amended 403(b) retirement plan at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The voluntary tax-deferred...

Board of Trustees approves athletic budget increase

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor September 22, 2014

Board of Trustees approved an increase in spending for athletic apparel and a new health studies master’s degree program Friday. Board member Robert Webb presented a change in the amount of money...

Presidential search consultant reaches out to campus community

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor September 1, 2014

President Search consultant David Mead-Fox will be coming to campus to listen to input from faculty, staff and students about the search for a new Eastern president. Faculty forums will be from 4 p.m....

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