Through their selfless giving, the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior will be able to better support our students’ academic needs.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (PRWEB) August 26, 2020
Former Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard, PhD, and his wife, Jo, have donated $100,000 to establish the Glenn and Jo Poshard Scholarship Endowment for the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB).
Scholarship awards will be dedicated to community college transfer students majoring in education or teaching with demonstrated financial need and with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
“It was a great privilege for Jo and me to serve the SIU System and to see SIUE’s success in the higher education community of Illinois,” Glenn Poshard said. “We hope to continue our efforts to provide additional scholarship assistance to SIUE students in the future.”
“We are ecstatic and extremely grateful for the generous gift from Glenn and Jo Poshard,” said SEHHB Dean Robin Hughes, PhD. “Through their selfless giving, the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior will be able to better support our students’ academic needs. There are no words too great to describe our gratitude and appreciation for their generosity. We look forward to awarding our most deserving students in addition to thanking the Poshards in-person.”
Glenn Poshard served as SIU System president from 2006-2014 after being appointed to the SIU board of trustees in 2004. During his presidency, SIUE became the fastest growing public institution in the state. He is a former Illinois state senator (1984-88) and U.S. congressman (1989-99). He also was a gubernatorial candidate in 1998.
The Poshards established The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children in 1999. Dedicated to healing abused children physically and emotionally and to stop child abuse, the foundation has created many rewarding relationships with individuals, agencies and organizations in southern Illinois, as well as statewide, by providing funding for children in crisis when other funds are not available.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.