Firm hired to assess SIU finances

An independent firm has been hired to reassess the distribution of state funds among SIU-Carbondale, SIU-Edwardsville and SIU’s School of Medicine.

During a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, AGB Consulting was selected to start its system-wide funding study immediately.

AGB plans to deliver its findings within this fiscal year. That would help school officials plan their budgets for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins July 1.