- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Southwestern Illinois College President Georgia Costello is planning to retire next year after a decade of leading the school.

The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports the school’s board of trustees on Wednesday night considered her retirement plans and her last day will be June 30. Her retirement comes as the school faces financial challenges tied to enrollment declines and the state’s budget impasse.

The board’s agenda included the possibility for a vote to fire an undisclosed number of full-time and part-time employees to cut costs, but the board decided not to take any action on potential layoffs. Any discussions about personnel have taken place behind closed doors.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com


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