Janet McNew was Illinois Wesleyan's Provost and Dean of Faculty and Professor of English from 1993-2003. She also served as Acting President from 2003-2004 following the death of Minor Myers, jr.
During this interview, McNew discusses her career progression, before and after IWU, and some of the distinctions involved in Provost/Dean duties as they relate to managing the budget and changes to curriculum.
She shares her views on how monitoring national issues, addressing educational goals with faculty, and responding to tragedies affected IWU. She includes favorite memories of President Myers.
Reflecting on her time as acting President, McNew comments on changes to campus personnel and carrying the work of the University forward.
McNew, Janet and Miner, Meg, "Janet McNew" (2014). All oral histories. 60.