Kies named new secretary of Board of Trustees

A longtime administrator at the University, Susan Kies, has been appointed as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and the University, according to a release.

Kies has served as associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Medicine since 2004. In addition, she has served as an associate professor of pathology and internal medicine for the College of Medicine.

“Her duties will include planning for all board and board committee meetings, maintaining records of the board, publication of the transactions of the board, maintaining the basic documents of the board such as the University of Illinois Statutes, and working with trustees collectively and individually as they serve the University,” said University president Michael Hogan in the release.

Kies earned her bachelor’s degree from the University, a master’s degree and a doctor of education degree from Oklahoma State University.

Kies will replace Michele Thompson, who will retire in January after serving more than 20 years in the position of secretary.

“Michele has served the University with distinction and enormous grace, and I am deeply grateful for her loyalty, her professionalism and her tireless work ethic,” Hogan said.

The appointment of Kies is pending approval and will be decided at the next Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 2.