University board chairman re-elected to second term

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By The Daily Illini Staff Report

Dr. Timothy N. Koritz is re-elected to a second one-year term as chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Koritz has been a trustee since 2009 and is a staff anesthesiologist at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac.

He received a bachelor’s at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a medical degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from University of Cambridge, England.  

Koritz was a staff anesthesiologist at Rockford Memorial Hospital from 1994 to 2017 and served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford from 1994 until his appointment to the board.

The board governs the University system, amounting to more than 83,000 students, nearly 25,000 faculty and staff and a $6.5 billion annual budget.

“The Chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the entire University of Illinois system,” said Jan Dennis, Assistant Director for the Office of University Relations.

Dennis said that all hiring, academic programs, research and anything University related goes through the board of trustees.

The Office of Media Relations is currently unsure of any main plans Dr. Koritz may have for his second term as chairman.

“It is an honor to pay forward the life-changing opportunities that the University of Illinois has provided for me and my family, and to help build on the rich legacy of excellence in teaching and research that has made the U of I System a key engine of progress for our state,” Koritz said in a press release.

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