Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said the fight for more state funding continues during his state of the university address Friday.
Thomas spoke to a large crowd and it didn’t take long for him to start talking about the Illinois budget crisis. His speech focused on WIU being able to overcome the recent budget issues.
The university has dipped into its reserve funds over the past year because of the lack of state funding. It’s also been forced to cut multiple degree programs.
"We’re still talking to the legislators to let them know that they really have to invest in higher education," Thomas said. "And so there will not be a crisis of confidence in higher education in the state of Illinois."
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September 23, 2016 at 10:11AM