Office of the President

From the Office of WIU President Guiyou Huang

Dear University and Community Members,

It is with a great sense of privilege and humility that I serve as your 12th president, and I look forward to continuing to meet you at events on campus, in our communities, and around the nation. My wife, Dr. Jennifer Qian, and I, along with our son, George, who is a senior at Rice University, and our daughter, Claire, who is in the sixth grade, are so pleased to be a part of WIU and the Macomb and Quad Cities communities.  

I want to assure you that I am here to support all members of our University community – our students, faculty, and staff – while collaborating with the Board of Trustees, alumni, friends, and neighbors who live and work in the communities WIU serves.    

I will continue to do my best to meet with as many individuals as I can, in person and/or virtually, on both campuses. I understand the many challenges facing public universities, and I have a solid vision for a strong future for Western. Working together, we will move WIU forward as an innovative University through teaching, learning, research, technology, and international outreach. I am committing time and energy to existing and new initiatives, including recruitment and retention, financial sustainability, diversity and racial and social justice, institutional distinctiveness, and strengthening the relationships with our communities.  Thanks to many of you at Western, we have all hit the ground running and are beginning to gain traction.

I am dedicated to student success, growth, excellence, innovation, and transformation, and I will continue to be a visible, involved, and vocal president, and will tirelessly advocate for Western Illinois University at local, state, national, and international levels. Each of you plays a vital role in Western's success, and I look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at I look forward to working with you!

Best wishes,

Guiyou Huang, Ph.D.

Guiyou Huang, President

Dr. Guiyou Huang, President

Sherman Hall 209
Telephone: (309) 298-1824
Facebook: WIUPresHuang
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