Chancellor's Update: Communication from President Poshard
TO: Faculty and Staff
President Poshard asked that we deliver the following message to the campus community.
Vaughn Vandegrift, Chancellor
Dear SIU Employees,
The tuition waiver bill (HB 5531 - Arroyo) which would have taken away the employee incentive for tuition waivers for children of employees has been defeated in the House by a vote of 26-Yes and 75-No and 7 voting present. A bill must have 60 votes to pass. In the House Appropriations Committee hearing and in the Senate Appropriations Hearing I voiced strong opposition to this bill as did other university presidents and I am happy to inform you of its defeat.