Citing "disappointing results of the funding distribution study" examining funding disparities between the two SIU campuses, State Representative Katie Stuart of Edwardsville is calling for a new study.
In a statement from her office, Stuart claims the consulting firm that performed the study did not find a fair funding formula and passed the responsibility back to the SIU Board of Trustees. That study was done by a firm hired by the SIU System Board, so now Stuart says she is calling for an unbiased study in order to reach a solution that is fair for SIUE.
About a year ago, Stuart introduced legislation that would have ensured even distribution of state funding between the Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses. That legislation failed.