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Glenn Poshard Appointed to SIU Board of Trustees

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The Edwardsville campus is one of four SIU campuses in Illinois.

By AP/KWMU

Springfield, Ill. – Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed Glenn Poshard to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.

Poshard is a former Congressman from Southern Illinois who ran for Governor in 1998, losing to Republican George Ryan.

After his loss, he was a vice chancellor at SIU-Carbondale before his retirement. His appointment as a Trustee needs State Senate approval.

Blagojevich's spokeswoman Cheryle Jackson said Poshard was chosen because of his commitment and understanding of SIU and southern Illinois.

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