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Eastern Illinois University

Office of the President

Office of the President

Welcome to Eastern Illinois University! Located in Charleston, EIU has a long history of investing in student success and transforming the lives of our students and graduates.  Eastern alumni are difference makers and innovators in k-12 classrooms, across all industries, and in the public sector who impact the region, state, and world. 

You will find that EIU is a student-focused campus that values inclusive excellence and provides all students with unique and human-scaled learning experiences provided by an engaged and caring faculty and staff.  With over 50 undergraduate majors, 30+ graduate degrees, and a dozen post-baccalaureate options, EIU has the resources and delivery options available to meet the needs of traditional students, career changers, and working professionals. With Division I NCAA athletics, an outstanding honors program, nearly 100 registered student organizations, and a commitment to support student learning and wellness, Eastern makes sure all learners achieve their goals.

I’m honored to lead this extraordinary institution, encourage you to visit campus, and invite you to join the EIU family.

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Office of the President

1116 Old Main
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, Il 61920