Monmouth Faculty President Clarence Wyatt is getting a brand new title, member of the Illinois Board of Greater Training.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker introduced Wyatt’s appointment on Friday to the panel that oversees establishments of upper schooling in Illinois.
The Governor has the authority to nominate 10 of the board’s 16 members.
Wyatt has been Monmouth’s president since 2014.
The Pritzker administration writes about Wyatt that beneath his management Monmouth has attracted a extra “geographically various and academically gifted pupil physique.” Pritzker additionally says that beneath his management Monmouth has risen in nationwide rankings, attracted a extra academically gifted pupil physique and new STEM majors like information science, neuroscience, and engineering.
Additionally they credit score him for his management in growing new educational applications, together with majors in information science, engineering, and neuroscience.
He holds a Bachelor’s diploma in English and Historical past, in addition to a Grasp’s diploma and Ph.D. in American Historical past.
Wyatt’s greater than 40-year profession in larger schooling started at Centre, the place he performed a key function in serving to that school rise to a distinguished place amongst nationwide liberal arts schools.
He’s additionally a founding member of Presidents United to Clear up Starvation or PUSH, a coalition of greater than 60 schools and universities worldwide working to battle starvation and malnutrition.
Wyatt’s appointment is technically pending till he’s confirmed by the State Senate.