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Enrollment management VP resigns

Andy Wright
January 28, 2020

Andy Wright, vice president for Enrollment Management resigned this morning according to an email from President Ron Rochon to the campus community. Wright will be working on enrollment management-related...

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers
January 23, 2020

University officials announced they have identified the individual who left White Supremacist flyers on vehicles in the campus parking lot multiple times last semester. Steve Bridges, Vice President...

A leading legacy

A leading legacy
How one man's vision inspired a community
January 16, 2020

  "Every citizen who desires an education, who is capable of attaining an education, and who is willing to achieve an education shall have the opportunity to do so." - David Rice Founding university...

Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway
November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure...

Students react to impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Protesters flocked to the Ford Center Thursday evening to demonstrate their opposing opinions during the Trump Rally at the Ford Center. The president came to Evansville to rally for Mike Braun who is running for U.S. Senate this November.
October 1, 2019

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced Sept. 24 that the House will launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump after he asked the President of Ukraine to...

McCullough elected SGA president

Kelsey McCullough
August 29, 2019

The SGA General Assembly unanimously elected Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough as the organization's next president at its meeting Aug. 29. McCullough was the only candidate to apply for president...

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Tuition for full-time, undergraduate, resident students has increased by 225% since 1997.
August 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on...

SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week

SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week
August 22, 2019

Student Government Association President Sarah Seward-Genung resigned from her position at the organization’s first meeting of the academic year Aug. 22. Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump speaks in Evansville Aug. 21 at the Ford Center.
August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of...

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon
March 25, 2019

President Ronald Rochon and First Lady Lynn Rochon are welcoming and serving cookies to the students in honor of his presidential inauguration April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Rice Plaza. Students...

Rochon to answer questions at first ‘Breakfast’

Rochon will be the university's first African-American president.
March 19, 2019

The Student Alumni Association will host the annual Breakfast with the President April 4 at 8 a.m. in Carter Hall. The breakfast is open to all the students and faculty. This traditional breakfast will...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

The Board of Trustees named Provost Ron Rochon as the university's fourth president Thursday afternoon. Rochon will officially assume his duties as president July 1.
October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand...

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