Southwestern Illinois College President to Retire

Dec 21, 2017

Credit Illinois Business Journal

Southwestern Illinois College President Georgia Costello is planning to retire next year after a decade of leading the school.

The school's board of trustees considered her retirement plans and her last day will be June 30. Her retirement comes as the school faces financial challenges tied to enrollment declines and the state's budget impasse.

The board's agenda included the possibility for a vote to fire an undisclosed number of full-time and part-time employees to cut costs, but the board decided not to take any action on potential layoffs. Any discussions about personnel have taken place behind closed doors.