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Ryan Hendrickson during the open interviews in Buzzard Auditorium. He is one out of four candidates for provost position Thursday morning.

BREAKING: Hendrickson selected as Eastern’s provost, vice president of academic affairs

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 14, 2024

Ryan Hendrickson was announced as Eastern’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs. Hendrickson was one of four candidates that interviewed for the positions. Eastern selected Hendrickson...

Ryan Hendrickson during the open interviews in Buzzard Auditorium. He is one out of four candidates for provost position Thursday morning.

EDITORIAL: We endorse Hendrickson as next provost

Editorial Board February 13, 2024

The Editorial Board majority endorsed Eastern’s current Interim Provost Ryan Hendrickson to serve as the official provost. After weeks of interviews, Eastern heard out the four provost candidates...

Denise Seabert presents herself during the provost open sessions Wednesday afternoon. Seabert serves as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of California at Fresno.

Dean of Fresno State interviews for provost position

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2024

After serving as a dean at Fresno State, Denise Seabert hopes to return to the Midwest as Eastern’s new provost.  “I think it’s important to know why am I looking at Eastern Illinois University...

Ryan Hendrickson during the open interviews in Buzzard Auditorium. He is one out of four candidates for provost position Thursday morning.

Eastern interviews interim provost for position

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 29, 2024

After Eastern President Jay Gatrell was elected, the provost position has technically been vacant, but Ryan Hendrickson has been holding the interim position for the last seven months.  Hendrickson...

Students from Eastern Illinois University take pictures together during Block Party Pep Rally event at O‘Brien Stadium Friday night.

EDITORIAL: Eastern needs a devoted provost

Editorial Board January 25, 2024

As students, we need someone who will be able to guide us and the university we devote much of our time to. As a provost, academics and students are the main priorities.  If Eastern is educating...

The new Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ryan Hendrickson posing in his office

New Vice President for Academic Affairs shares aspirations for EIU

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief July 12, 2023

The new Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has completed his first week in office, and has large aspirations for the future of EIU.  Ryan Hendrickson originally came to Eastern...

Faculty Senate to talk over 3 items

Staff Report October 14, 2019

Faculty Senate will discuss three items during its meeting Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of Booth Library. The three items include a report from the provost, an update on discussions about...

Faculty Senate to populate Review Committee

Chrissy Miller, News Editor October 16, 2017

Provost Jay Gatrell’s review committee for Workgroups no. 8 and 9’s recommendations during the vitalization project will be populated tomorrow at 2 p.m. Tuesday during a Faculty Senate meeting. Workgroup...

Faculty senate to discuss new committee proposal

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief October 2, 2017

The Faculty Senate has been sent a proposal by the Provost asking it to look at recommendations made by Workgroups no. 8 and 9 in the vitalization project, according to the agenda for its meeting 2 p.m....

Gatrell announced as new provost

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter April 24, 2017

Jay Gatrell, currently vice provost for faculty affairs and research at Bellarmine University, will be taking over the provost position at Eastern upon current Provost Blair Lord’s retirement. According...

Justin Brown | The Daily Eastern News
Dr. Sibdas Ghosh met with students and Eastern faculty and staff Tuesday in the Tuscola/Arcola Room. Ghosh, currenlty Dean of the school of arts and biology professor at Iona college in New York, is the final candidate to visit Eastern.

Last provost candidate proposes connectivity

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter April 4, 2017

The final provost candidate Sibdas Ghosh showed plans to put students first if he is elected for the position, in both the student and faculty forums. Ghosh said he was inspired to enter higher education...

Second provost candidate aims for transparency and collaboration

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter March 28, 2017

The second provost candidate, Jeffrey P. Bakken, showed his desire for transparency in administration and collaboration during the student and faculty forums. Bakken got his master’s and doctorate...

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