Dr. Linda Bennett

Two Main Street- Linda Bennett

May 2, 2018
Steve Burger

David talked with retiring USI President Dr. Linda Bennett about the transition, her successor and her support of the Cincinnati Reds.

USI to name new president Thursday

Apr 17, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana plans to hire a new president this week. 

The USI Board of Trustees will meet in special session Thursday afternoon to select the university’s next president.

It will be USI’s 4th president, replacing the retiring Linda Bennett -- who also serves on the WNIN Board.

The new USI president is expected to meet with media members after the meeting.

The publicly-funded university has kept the selection process quiet.

The executive session will be held at the Griffin Center on the USI campus at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

Samantha Horton / WNIN

University of Southern Indiana President Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett has announced her retirement after the 2017-18 school year. Bennett has served as the university’s president the past nine years. Before her inauguration, she served as USI’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for about six years.

“I have to say that I’ve enjoyed my career and especially the phase here at USI,” said Bennett at a press conference. “I’ve served three other universities and they’re all wonderful institutions, but I am particularly grateful to wrap up my career here at USI.”

WNIN launches Move to Main campaign

Apr 4, 2017
John Gibson

WNIN has launched its Move to Main capital campaign.

The station plans to move to the former WEVV building at Main and Riverside at a cost of $3.4 million.

A “quiet campaign” that’s drawn mostly on corporate support has already raised more than half of the needed money.

Now, the campaign is shifting to a public, community-wide effort.

During a news conference, USI President – and WNIN Board Chair – Linda Bennett asked board members to join her at the podium. 

She said the board was behind the Move to Main 100%.

UE, USI react to Trump immigration order

Jan 31, 2017

Leaders of the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana have issued statements expressing concern over President Trump’s immigration order. 


A news release from UE says the university draws its strength from the “broad diversity” of its students, staff, and faculty, and the executive order – quotes -- “contradicts the values of openness and inclusion.”

UE enrolls students from 51 countries, including Syria, Somalia, and Iran – which are among the 7 countries affected by the presidential order.