To: Governor J.B. Pritzker

Buy Into Western Illinois University

Governor Pritzker, we are asking you to:

1. "Buy Into Western Illinois University" by quickly appointing a new Board of Trustees who will work with the greater university community to develop a new vision and direction for Western Illinois University.

2. "Buy Into Western Illinois University" by providing emergency funding for the current fiscal year to rescind any pending layoffs and prevent future layoffs and program eliminations.

Why is this important?

Despite the current challenges WIU faces, the students, parents, faculty, staff, alumnae, and supporters of WIU, located in the western Illinois region and throughout the state, know that WIU remains an excellent institution with committed students and devoted employees and faculty. We are proud of our institution and would like to see it retain its distinctive role as strong regional comprehensive university.