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Southern Illinois University is a state university system based in Carbondale, Illinois, United States, in the southern region of the state, with multiple campuses. Glenn Poshard is President of Southern Illinois University.

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Southern Illinois University Board of TrusteesEdit

The university is governed by the nine member SIU Board of Trustees. Seven members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. Two members are elected by the student bodies of the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.[1]

Southern Illinois University CarbondaleEdit

Founded in Carbondale in 1869 as Southern Illinois Normal College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC, usually referred to as SIU) is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system and is the fourth oldest of Illinois's thirteen (13) state universities.

SIUC includes eight (8) colleges and three (3) schools: the Graduate School and the School of Law in Carbondale and the School of Medicine in Carbondale and Springfield (see below). Considered to be a "National Research University," SIUC offers Associate, Baccalaureate, Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in 222 academic programs.

In the Fall of 2010, SIUC had 15,141 undergraduates, 4,896 graduate students, and was the alma mater of over 212,000 living alumni.[2]

Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEdit

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is the St.Louis Metro East campus of the SIU system. The main campus in Edwardsville is situated on 2,660 acres (1,080 ha) of scenic woodland and lakes with bicycle and walking paths throughout. SIUE also operates the School of Dental Medicine campus in Alton, the East St.Louis Center, and School of Nursing's satellite campus in Springfield. Begun as residential centers of SIUC in 1957, SIUE celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. Once known as a "commuter school," SIUE has in recent years transformed itself into a residential university.

SIUE includes the College of Arts and Sciences and seven (7) schools, including the Graduate School and the new but highly regarded School of Pharmacy on the Edwardsville campus and the School of Dental Medicine in Alton.

The SIUE center in East St. Louis provides clinical and practicum experiences for SIUE students and a broad range of assistance to the community in the arts, education, health, and social services.

Considered to be a "Comprehensive Regional Masters' University," SIUE offers Baccalaureate, Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in 135 academic programs. SIUE is especially known and respected (highly rated in USNEWS) for its Senior Assessment Program.

In the Fall of 2011, SIUE had 11,428 undergraduates, 2,807 graduate students, and 86,493 living alumni.[3]

Satellite schoolsEdit

Southern Illinois University School of MedicineEdit

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU-SOM) is a part of SIUC that operates its first year program in Carbondale and the final 3 years in Springfield. The SIU-SOM also offers a wide range of medical residency programs including; Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Medicine/Psychiatry, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Urology. [4]

Southern Illinois University School of Dental MedicineEdit

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU-SDM or SDM) is a part of SIUE and operates in Alton on the campus of the former Shurtleff College. The school opened in 1972 and enrolls about 200 dentist students.[5]

Southern Illinois Edwardsville School of NursingEdit

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing not only has academic programs on the Edwardsville campus, but it operates a cooperative program with SIUC in Carbondale, and it has a small campus in Springfield which offers graduate level courses nearby the SIU School of Medicine.[6]

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