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Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

By Claire Hettinger, News Editor

July 21, 2016

The board of trustees unanimously approved Dr. Robert Jones as the permanent University chancellor Thursday. Jones is the first African-American chancellor of the University. He will begin Oct. 3. Until then, he is the president of Albany University-SUNY. He attended a welcome reception Wednesday att...

UPDATED: University to hold forum for Chancellor search

UPDATED: University to hold forum for Chancellor search

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

UPDATE (3/28/16): The committee heading the search for the next chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign posted job descriptions outlining the qualifications and responsibilities that it is looking for in its candidates for both the chancellor and associate chancellor for diversity...

University scores search firms for chancellor

University scores search firms for chancellor

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 29, 2016

The University has hired multiple executive consultant firms to aid in the selection of high-ranking personnel over the past year given the absence of a permanent chancellor, athletic director and University president. For the chancellor search, they have selected Greenwood/Asher & Associates to help l...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson encourages students to enhance diversity in spring semester

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2016

Every semester, campus leaders invite students back to campus, typically in the form of a University Massmail. On Monday, however, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson acknowledged feedback about how she communicates in a video message. In her video message, Wilson said that after conversations with studen...

Chancellor search committee chair named

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 23, 2015

Antoinette Burton, professor in history, will chair the search committee responsible for recommending a new Urbana chancellor. President Timothy Killeen announced Burton's appointment in a University Massmail on Monday afternoon. In the massmail, Killeen said Burton has over 15 years of experience at the U...

Senate Executive Committee Chair Miller names search committee for chancellor

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 24, 2015

Senate Executive Committee Chair Gay Miller has named the members of a search committee charged with advising President Timothy Killeen on the selection of a new University chancellor.The campus community was notified of the members of the committee via massmail sent out Friday afternoon. The committe...

UI AAUP chapter to hold censure discussion

By Imogen Lindsley

October 19, 2015

On Tuesday, Harry Hilton,CC president of the UI chapter of the American Association of University Professors, will mediate the chapter’s open discussion, “AAUP Censure, Academic Freedom, and Criminal Background Checks,” in the Illini Union.Discussions on academic freedom and faculty governance have become incr...

Acting Chancellor Wilson to name interim provost within next few days

Acting Chancellor Wilson to name interim provost within next few days

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 1, 2015

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced that she hopes to name an interim provost within the next few days through a University massmail to faculty Tuesday morning. She said she has spoken with “more than 60 individuals” to help guide her through the process of selecting someone to fill former ...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 27, 2015

The search for a new provost to replace Ilesanmi Adesida, who resigned Monday, will not begin until a new chancellor is named first, said Jan Dennis, assistant director for the Office for University Relations. “It’s important the new chancellor have input into the decision of provost, because the...

New University president Killeen addresses future at town hall meeting

New University president Killeen addresses future at town hall meeting

By Mariah Schaefer

May 19, 2015

Timothy Killeen began his term as the 20th president of the University on Monday by discussing the University’s future at a town hall meeting and press conference.“Technically, this is day one for me, but in many ways, it’s day 181 because my name was announced, and since then, I have been r...

Learning the Lease

Learning the Lease

By Stephanie Kim

October 7, 2014

Like any textbook, reading a lease requires a set of skills to understand its technical language. But all hope is not lost for the lease-illiterate — the University’s Tenant Union provides free services to students who need help understanding their lease. “It is very difficult for someone who has no training ...

Center for a Sustainable Environment may be elevated to institute status

By Claire Hettinger

November 12, 2013

The University shows its continual support for environmental causes with plans to elevate the Center for a Sustainable Environment to the status of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at its meeting Thursday. The center, which wa...