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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...

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

By Maggie Sullivan

September 29, 2015

Kathleen Harleman, acting dean of FAA, said if she did not decline within the two minutes of Interim Provost Edward Feser asking her to serve as dean, she knew she’d have to say yes.“I have too much respect for Ed to say no,” Harleman said. “But it was never something I intended.”Harleman, who i...

Brian Ross to be named executive associate dean of LAS

Brian Ross to be named executive associate dean of LAS

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

Acting Chancellor and Dean of LAS Barbara Wilson said she knows she can not do both jobs on her own, which is why she enlisted the help of Brian Ross, professor in psychology.Ross will serve as the executive associate dean of LAS until a permanent chancellor is named.“I don’t think you can do bo...

Board of Trustees discuss changes for University

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 10, 2015

Chair Edward McMillan called the University’s Board of Trustees to two meetings Thursday to discuss various topics pertaining to the University.Both meetings took place in Chicago with video conferences held on campuses in Urbana, Rockford and Springfield. The video conference in Urbana was held in the National ...

College of Business names new dean

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 30, 2015

Jeffrey R. Brown has been named the new dean for the College of Business at the University.Brown teaches finance courses in the College of Business. He is also the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy. The appointment was anno...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Natalie Stewart

March 19, 2015

On March 25, the East Central District of the National Association of Social Workers will recognize one from the University. Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic affairs, will receive the 2015 Illinois NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for the East Central Dis...