The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois will honor five higher educational institutions at its Salute to Southwestern Illinois Awards Dinner this week.  On Thursday at the Four Points Inn in Fairview Heights, the council will salute Lewis & Clark Community College, SIU-Edwardsville, Lindenwood University, Southwestern Illinois College, and McKendree University.

Leadership Executive Director Ellen Krohne tells The Big Z the program salutes those individuals and organizations that have displayed outstanding leadership and have positively impacted southwestern Illinois.

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Krohne says they will also honor former Alton School District administrator, Edwardsville School District Superintendent and former SIU Board of Trustees member Ed Hightower for his years of service.  The public is invited, and tickets are $100 per person.  To make a reservation, call 618-692-9745.


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