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University copes with state budget impasse

By Christin Watkins

December 10, 2015

By Christin WatkinsStaff WriterUniversity President Timothy Killeen asked the University community to “pretend we are looking into a future with a state higher education budget,” at a town hall meeting on Monday Nov. 16.The continued lack of funding from the state for higher education has become a r...

Killeen to hold “office hours” in effort to provide direct accessibility to students

By Charlotte Collins

November 16, 2015

President Timothy Killeen will be holding “office hours” to open discourse with students, according to a massmail sent Monday morning by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.Wilson said the initiative is part of a plan to “help set goals for our system for the next five years.” Killeen will hold...

Board of Trustees approves Killeen waiving retention bonus

Board of Trustees approves Killeen waiving retention bonus

By Christin Watkins

November 16, 2015

President Timothy Killeen will not receive his $225,000 five-year-retention bonus. The Board of Trustees approved Killeen’s request to eliminate his retention bonus at the Thursday meeting in Chicago.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said she thinks it is too early to tell if Killeen’s decision will...

University secretary to retire

By Jason Chun

October 9, 2015

Susan Kies, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, will end her 24-year-long career at the University in July. President Killeen announced Kies' decision to retire Thursday by in a University Massmail sent to University employees. “I’ve been working towards retirement for a long time,” Kies sa...

UIF reports decrease in donations for year

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 5, 2015

The University may be lacking a state budget, but the same cannot be said for donations, according to a press release from the University of Illinois Foundation.The release, sent Friday, reported the final numbers for fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30.EJAccording to the release, the University received ...

Killeen, peers urge Rauner to end budget impasse

President Timothy Killeen speaks to media, alongside Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson (left) the pair released a statement in support of students and faculty affected by the immigration ban.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2015

October marks the fourth month without a state budget. University President Timothy Killeen acknowledged the lack of a budget in a massmail Wednesday and informed the community about a letter he and nine other university presidents wrote to Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois politicians.In the massmail Kill...

University reports record enrollment for fall 2015

University reports record enrollment for fall 2015

By Abigale Svoboda

September 9, 2015

University enrollment of Latino students has increased 11.5 percent since fall 2014; total enrollment of African-American students increased 5.4 percent in the past year. Overall, a total of 76,166 students are currently enrolled across the three University campuses, including a record-size freshme...

President Killeen redirects $8.2 million to financial aid and other student programs

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 3, 2015

University president Timothy L. Killeen announced this morning that he will redirect $8.2 million from centrally-held University accounts to financial aid and other student-centered programs on the three campuses.The action reflects Killeen’s statements when he first took office to put students first. “...

New University president Killeen addresses future at town hall meeting

University President Timothy Killeen at a town hall meeting on Monday, May 18, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

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...