Janet McNew


A transcript of this interview is available for download above and to the right; the recording is available in the media player above. Two photos of Dr. McNew are linked below.


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.

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Taken on the day of this interview.