IWU Selects Hamline U. Provost Eric Jensen As Next President | WGLT

IWU Selects Hamline U. Provost Eric Jensen As Next President

Sep 14, 2015

The next president of Illinois Wesleyan University will be Eric Jensen. Jensen is currently the the Provost of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Hamline has nearly 5,000 students in its liberal arts, business, and education programs. It also has a law school. Jensen has also taught economics and overseen a policy program at William and Mary, the nation's second oldest University.

Jensen replaced Richard Wilson who came to IWU from the U of I and served eleven years. Search committee chair Jean Baird says the panel was impressed with Jensen's experience and administrative accomplishments and by how well he connected with faculty and staff during campus visits.

Baird notes Jensen has wider experience than most Provosts. He has had external fundraising budget formation, and student affairs responsibilities.