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The Glenn Poshard Transportation Education Center is Unveiled

crowd gathering outside a building
Brad Palmer
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WSIU Radio
The unveiling of the sign reading Glenn Poshard Transportation Education Center

A large crowd showed its excitement as a new sign was unveiled this afternoon for the newly named Glenn Poshard Transportation Education Center at the Southern Illinois Airport.

Glenn Poshard delivering speech at a podium
Brad Palmer
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WSIU Radio
Glenn Poshard delivers his remarks at a podium for the dedication of the Glenn Poshard Transportation Center on Oct. 7, 2022.

The SIU Board of Trustees in July approved renaming the facility after the three-degree SIU alumnus, former SIU System president and former state and federal lawmaker.
During a ceremony held just before the unveiling, Poshard said this is a proud moment for him.

Poshard said so many people deserve recognition for making the now 10-year-old TEC possible, from lawmakers to the world renowned faculty to the deans and chancellors of the automotive and aviation colleges to SIU-C administrators and his assistant to the SIU trustees.

While his name is on the building, Poshard said it's the students who make this building what it is.

The 187,000 square-foot educational facility – considered the premier such structure in the Midwest and among the top such facilities in the country – is home to SIU-C’s nationally recognized School of Automotive and School of Aviation programs.

Among those at the dedication were current SIU President Dan Mahony, SIU-C Chancellor Austin Lane, SIU Board of Trustees Chair Phil Gilbert, Vice Chair Ed Hightower, Trustee Roger Tedrick, as well as SIU-C alumnus and assistant professor in the School of Automotive Technology Oliver Keys.

The Poshard family gathered for a photo at the dedication ceremony.
Brad Palmer
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WSIU Radio
A large contingent of the Poshard family gathered at the dedication ceremony.

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