CHARLESTON — Eastern Illinois University's new School of Nursing will be named after Gail and Richard Lumpkin, according to press release from the school.
The Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees announced the decision at its normal meeting on Friday, June 26. The board also approved a 2 percent increase in tuition for new students and a 2.3 percent increase in room and board rates.
“It is among my greatest honors as president of Eastern Illinois University to announce the naming of The Gail & Richard Lumpkin School of Nursing,” said EIU President Dr. David Glassman. “Dick’s tremendous vision and support along with his children, Bess and Ben, and The Lumpkin Family Foundation for EIU and our new School of Nursing will have an extensive and transformational impact on the university, our students, and the entire region we exist to serve.”
EIU is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and offers an online registered nurse (RN) to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for working nurses.
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