Speeches, Statements, InterviewsPresident Tim Killeen

University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen is frequently interviewed, gives speeches, and issues statements. Many of these are listed below. 

For communications to faculty, staff, and students, refer to the Messages to the U of I System community page.

2020 

Speeches and Statements

Remarks, University of Illinois Foundation 85th annual meeting, October 22 (at 18:26 mark)

Remarks, Board of Trustees Meeting, September 10

Statement on passing of former Fighting Illini basketball coach Lou Henson, July 30

Remarks, Board of Trustees Meeting, July 23; and Remarks from Chancellor Jones

Remarks, Board of Trustees Meeting, May 21

Virtual Town Hall, May 13

Opinion: U of I System playing a role in fight against COVID-19, April 8
(also appearing in Springfield State-Journal Register, Rockford Register Star, and others)

Remarks, Board of Trustees Meeting, March 12

Remarks, IIN and DPI funding announcement, February 12

Edwards remarks, IIN and DPI funding announcement, February 12

Interviews

Tim Killeen, President of the University of Illinois System, The 21st, September 16

Curbing COVID-19 cases on campuses, CNN, September 8

U of I tests students, faculty and staff at least weekly, CNN, September 1

Key to stopping coronavirus spread is rapid testing, CNBC, August 28

Illinois Town Hall: Responding to COVID-19, Nexstar Broadcasting, May 28

The 21st, Illinois Public Media, April 22

2019

Speeches and Statements

Virtual Town Hall, Illinois Alumni Association, December 9

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, November 14

Remarks, 84th annual University of Illinois Foundation meeting, October 11 

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, September 19 

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, May 16

Opinion, State Journal-Register, Investing in higher education, May 11

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, March 14 

U of I System statement on Gov. Pritzker's fiscal 2020 budget proposal, February 20 

Statement on Pritzker trustee appointments, January 31

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, January 31

Interviews

WTTW Chicago Tonight panel, July 25

Times Higher Education, May 14

WBBM, May 13

2018

Speeches and Statements

Video: speech at Observer Research Foundation, December 4 

Video: speech at University of Illinois Foundation annual meeting, September 21

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, September 27

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, July 19

Remarks, video, Discovery Partners Institute press conference, June 19

Video: City Club of Chicago speech, June 6

Statement in Observance of Memorial Day, May 25

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, May 17

Remarks, Illinois House Appropriations Committee, April 11 View House handouts

Remarks, Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee, April 5 View Senate handouts

Statement on Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, March 15 

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, March 15

Interviews

Crain's Chicago Business, July 13

Chicago Tribune editorial board, July 10

State-Journal Register video interview, April 5

2017

Speeches and Statements

Letter to House and Senate conferees re: draft tax reform bill, December 6

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, November 16 

Remarks, DPI announcement, October 19

Remarks (video), With Illinois campaign launch event, October 13

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, September 7

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, July 13

Guest Commentary: A model for environmental sustainability, News-Gazette, June 25

Commencement remarks, May 

Statement regarding State of Illinois budget, February 17

Statement regarding Executive Order on Immigration, January 30

Interviews

Illinois Public Media, June

2016

Speeches

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, September 8

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, May 19

Remarks, Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee, March 17

Remarks, Board of Trustees meeting, January 21

Interviews

The 21st, Illini Public Media, August 16

Chicago Tribune, July 15

News-Gazette, June 29

2015

Speeches

Presentation at Adler Planetarium, June 17

City Club speech and slides, Chicago, June 3; Video

Interviews

Chicago Tonight, November 17

Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, May 17

Chicago Tribune, May 15

UIAA alumni magazines, April 9