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Rochon named USI’s fourth president

Rochon named USI’s fourth president

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

April 19, 2018


Filed under News

After a national presidential search, The Board of Trustees has voted unanimously 9-0 to approve Provost Ronald Rochon as the university's fourth president, replacing Linda Bennett.

Trustees to announce next President

Trustees to announce next President

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Board of Trustees will meet in a special session to approve the selection of the university's fourth president Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Griffin Center. Director of Communications John Farless told The Shield that the upcoming meeting is open to the public and media. A press conference is sche...

UE names next president, USI decision still unknown

UE names next president, USI decision still unknown

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under News

The University of Evansville has named Christopher Pietruszkiewicz as the university's 24th president after a formal vote by the Board of Trustees March 28 according to the university's website.

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

Presidential candidates for USI, UE kept secret

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 21, 2018


Filed under News

Correction: The Shield previously reported that the USI Presidential search would be completed on or before April 1. According to Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Kindra Strupp, the time could be "varied," because the "search is not complete and there is no specific date f...

Candidates stress communication, inclusiveness ahead of election

Candidates stress communication, inclusiveness ahead of election

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

Photo Illustration by Abigail Stanley Election season is here and it is heating up. Candidates for the SGA elections are now campaigning and will try to get the support they need before the elections begin Apr. 9. Students will be able to vote on candidates for President, Vice President, Chief Financ...

Bennett to hold last ‘Breakfast with the President’

Bennett to hold last ‘Breakfast with the President’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

Linda Bennett will return to Carter Hall March 21 for her final Breakfast with the President. This will be the 29th year of the event, which began in 1989 with the university’s first president David Rice. “This event really is a great way to get the president in front of students and interacting with ...

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

Illustration by Abigail Stanley Amid new data provided by Public Safety’s annual Clery report, changes in presidential politics could affect how certain crimes are reported. The change in reporting came with new Obama-era Title IX policies being enforced. Now, with a new president in office, it is uncl...

Vote for presidential search committee to be held Friday

Vote for presidential search committee to be held Friday

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under News

A public forum will be held next Friday, Sept. 29 in Forum II to discuss qualities of a good president followed by a vote on candidates to represent the faculty on the presidential search committee. Faculty received an email from Faculty Senate chair Peter Whiting asking them to nominate candidates to serve o...

Presidential Pursuit

Presidential Pursuit

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees will begin their search for the next President of USI within the coming weeks. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Harold Calloway said the Board will be forming a search committee within the next couple weeks to begin their search President Linda Bennett’s re...

Bennett announces retirement

Bennett announces retirement

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Video

    University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students, faculty, administration and support staff for making the university a community that she is “very pro...

Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

June 8, 2017


Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under News

If the Indiana House of Representatives has its way, the university will lose over $14,000 in funding for next year. “We don’t know if we are going to stay here, but we don't know how much it is going to change,” said university President Linda Bennett at the annual budget presentation. “We don...

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