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Publisher elected to university governance post

Marion native Eric Meyer, who in addition to being publisher of this newspaper is a tenured journalism professor at the University of Illinois, this week was elected to a senior leadership position with the University Senate there.

Meyer will lead the Senate Educational Policy Committee, which oversees curriculum and requirements for all majors, minors, and degree programs the university offers. He also will serve on the University Senate Executive Committee.

A former associate dean for academic affairs and administration, Meyer also is chairman of the curriculum committees of both the College of Media and the Department of Journalism and chairman of the transparency and General Education working group of the university’s Council on Learning Outcomes Assessment. And he is a member of the Senate Admissions Committee.

Meyer spends eight months of the year at the 44,000-student Big Ten university in Champaign-Urbana and four months in Marion. He teaches Multimedia Editing and Design, Current Issues in Journalism, Newsgathering Across Platforms, and News Editing.

Last modified May 1, 2019