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Huang steps down as WIU President

Huang steps down as WIU President

1 month, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Last day is March 31; Interim President named.

Western Illinois University says it will soon start searching for a new school President.

WIU announced Friday that school President Guiyou Huang has announced he's leaving the University March 31st. Vice President of Quad Cities Campus Operations Kristi Mindrup will serve as interim president, starting Monday, April 1st. Huang said in a statement that it was quote, "time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life and be closer to my family." The WIU Board of Trustees appointed Huang as WIU's 12th president in December, 2020. While at WIU, Huang saw a record number of international students enrolling at the University. He presided over the successful transfer of WIU's 17 Division I Athletics programs to the Ohio Valley Conference. Among his accomplishments, Huang created the Office of JIDE (Justice, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) and established the Anti-Racism Task Force.

The University says that the Board will vote on Huang's Separation Agreement at its regularly scheduled meeting March 22nd. Information about a presidential search will be determined by the Board at a later date.

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