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New IWU President Addresses Higher Ed Challenges

Sep 14, 2015

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In a month and a half, the new Illinois Wesleyan University President will take office. Eric Jensen is the current Provost at Hamline University in Saint Paul Minnesota. Just after the announcement of the presidency happened at IWU, Charlie Schlenker talked with Jensen about his vision of higher education, hopes for IWU in Bloomington and why he wanted the job.

Eric Jensen is an economist by training. He also ran a public policy program at the College of William and Mary before going into senior administration at Hamline. Jensen replaces Richard Wilson who led IWU for 11 years.