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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...

Salaita, University reach settlement

Steven Salaita discusses his new book

By Abigale Svoboda

November 12, 2015

The Board of Trustees has authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, the man who has been the center of many University conversations over the last 14 months.A University press release sent Thursday stated the University and Salaita reached a settlement that “allows both parties to move for...

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...

University hiring freeze won’t be lifted soon

By Maggie Sullivan

September 14, 2015

The University will not be hiring additional faculty to keep up with the influx of students — at least not soon.Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, said the University administration hiring freeze that President Timothy Killeen announced July 2 is still in place and will not ...

President Killeen issues UA hiring freeze

By Daily Illini Staff Report

July 10, 2015

President Timothy Killeen issued an administrative hiring freeze on July 2 in response to an absent fiscal 2016 state budget. University spokesman Tom Hardy said the hiring freeze will affect all central administration (University Administration) positions at the University. “We want to make sure that we’ve taken s...

Gov. Rauner’s term so far full of plans and proposals

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015

By Caeli Clearystaff writerAfter being elected last November, Rauner’s time in office so far has included several budget cuts and financial agendas for more economic stability. Republican Bruce Rauner defeated HYPERLIN...