The Democrat endorsed Brad Harriman of O’Fallon, citing his working-class union family and hard work ethic.
The university’s board of trustees now must ratify the agreements.
The two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union ended its week-long strike on Nov. 9.
SIUC Faculty Association remain on the picket lines.
A fourth union at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has voted to authorize a strike.
80 percent of those voting approved the strike authorization for the Association of Civil Service Employees.
Shannon Wilfong ordered to spend month in jail, with credit for time served.
A “sea of kids” mobbed the streets on campus, setting off fireworks, a student described.
James Gaddis robbed the First Southern Bank in Carbondale in October 2008.
The Amtrak train was headed to Carbondale with 117 passengers and four crew members.