News Releases


Sep 12
U of I System enrollment grows to nearly 85,600

Aug 30
U of I System sets innovation network priorities at UIC
U of I System to present Obama with Douglas Award for Ethics in Government

Aug 29
U of I System sets innovation network priorities in Urbana

Aug 24
Sanders named interim director of DPI

Jul 24
Program connects key Chicago leaders, Israeli entrepreneurs 

Jul 19
John Marshall Law School to merge into UIC

Jun 25
First faculty hires from the President’s Distinguished Faculty Hiring Program announced

Jun 5
State budget includes $500 million for U of I-led research center

May 29
Ghosh named vice president, CFO for U of I System

May 17
U of I trustees advance capital projects
U of I to develop faculty hiring plan

Apr 23 
U of I to host supplier diversity fair

Apr 6
U of I System launches 'Altogether Extraordinary' marketing campaign

Mar 15
U of I board approves interim deans

Mar 8
NIU signs onto accountability-based funding bill introduced by U of I System

Feb 28
Alumni, students advocate for U of I System

Feb 27
Defense spending an economic driver for Illinois

Feb 16
State funding proposed for new, U of I-led research center

Jan 26
U of I System administrative realignment enters final stage

Jan 18
Koritz re-elected U of I board chairman

Jan 5
U of I System recommends extending in-state tuition freeze

2017 news releases

Dec 8
U of I System releases set of guiding principles

Nov 30
U of I, City Colleges expand guaranteed admission partnership

Nov 16
U of I board approves $6.5 billion 2018 budget 

Nov 6
U of I proposes $6.5 billion budget for fiscal 2018

Oct 20
Rauner announces new initiative targeting innovation, economic growth 

Sept 14
U of I, EIU and SIU partner to recruit southern Illinois students

Sept 13
U of I System enrollment grows to more than 83,300

Sept 7
U of I System launches initiative to add world-class faculty

Sept 5
U of I System Statement on DACA

Aug 9
Illinois enacts reforms in state purchasing

Jul 27
Jon S. Davis named interim director of IGPA

Jul 20
Avijit Ghosh named interim CFO for U of I System

Jul 13
U of I trustees approve new top administrators

Jul 11
U of I retreat to examine key higher education challenges

Jul 4
Statement on State of Illinois Budget

Jun 9
Walter Knorr to retire from U of I System

May 26
Roberta Johnson Killeen receives two honors for geoscience education

May 11
Trustees approve renovation of new medical school headquarters
U of I System announces plan to recruit exceptional faculty

Apr 24
Seidel named vice president for economic development and innovation

Apr 7
Weinberger named U of I System’s director of federal relations 

Mar 15
U of I System proposes new financial aid commitment
U of I board approves leadership appointments

Feb 2
State of Illinois, U of I System Launch 'Smart State' Partnership (from Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology)

Jan 19
U of I approves base tuition freeze for in-state freshmen
Koritz elected U of I board chairman

Jan 18
U of I System targets enrollment increase to more than 93,600

Jan 9
U of I recommends no base tuition increase for in-state freshmen
U of I System seeks to increase opportunities for minority vendors

2016 news releases

Dec 20
U of I trustees approve land acquisition

Dec 6
U of I System message on sanctuary campus petitions

Nov 23
Agreement will bring Mexican doctoral students to U of I

Nov 10
New legislation proposes performance-based funding for U of I System
U of I trustees approve fiscal year 2018 funding request

Oct 7
University of Illinois System, U of I Foundation Extend Fundraising Success (from the Foundation)

Oct 5
Recent staff cuts total nearly 500; save up to $1.5 million per month

Sep 12
Barbara J. Wilson named to U of I System executive vice president post 

Sep 8
King Li named dean of new College of Medicine
U of I System reports record on-campus enrollment

Aug 15
Seidel named interim vice president for research

Aug 8
U of I joins The Science Coalition in honoring Rep. Bill Foster 

Jul 21
Trustees approve Jones as Urbana-Champaign chancellor

Jul 19
Robert J. Jones named chancellor at Urbana-Champaign 

Jul 1
Killeen message on state funding agreement

Jun 16
Pierre to resign as vice president for academic affairs

Jun 1
Killeen message on state budget impasse

May 19
U of I trustees approve strategic framework

May 11
New university partnership targets innovation, economic growth

Apr 27
DELTA 2017 winners honored

Apr 22
Killeen statement on stop-gap funding agreement

Mar 17
U of I schedules Transfer Information Day for southern Illinois

Mar 16
Construction contract awarded for UIS student union
U of I approves 'sheltered market' contracts for IT services
Schook to step down as vice president for research

Mar 8
New Report Highlights Growth of University-Driven Startups in Illinois

Feb 29
Whitman approved as Illini athletic director

Feb 11
Anderson appointed to head U of I governmental relations

Feb 5
Freshman applications up 13 percent across U of I system

Jan 21
U of I approves revised background check policy
U of I approves no base tuition increase for in-state freshman
McMillan re-elected U of I Board chairman

Jan 20
U of I recommends no base tuition increase for in-state freshmen

Jan 11
Dedra "DeeDee" Williams appointed U of I Secretary

2015 news releases

Dec 16
U of I awarded $5.5 million Department of Defense grant 

Nov 12
U of I trustees call for approval of state budget
University of Illinois, Steven Salaita to settle litigation
Board item 21 (settlement)

Oct 28
U of I impact: $13.9 billion in annual income to Illinois economy 

Oct 19
President Killeen announces $24 million in cost-saving initiatives

Sep 10
U of I trustees approve employee background checks 

Sep 8
U of I reports record enrollment 

Aug 14
Chancellor Wise says she will resign, resume tenured faculty role

Aug 12
Wise reassigned; Wilson to be acting chancellor
Barbara J. Wilson recommended as interim chancellor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus 
Biography Image available for download

Aug 7
Potential FOIA compliance issue discovered and reviewed 
Supplemental Release

Aug 6
Phyllis M. Wise steps aside as Urbana-Champaign campus chancellor 

Jul 23
Trustees finalize agreement for new medical school in Urbana

Jun 24
Killeen to head Illinois Science & Technology Coalition board

Jun 16
Diverse business opportunity fair (from the Procurement Diversity office)

Jun 3
Killeen redirects $8.2 million for student programs

May 27
Public universities advocate for state funding support 

May 7
Easter awarded Trustees' Distinguished Service Medallion
Presentation from the advisory task force on the College of Medicine to the Academic and Student Affairs committee (PDF), May 6

Apr 1
U of I issues "sheltered market" request for proposals for IT

Mar 12
Trustees approve new medical school in Urbana

Mar 11
Easter recommends approval of Urbana medical school (Text of statement available)

Feb 18
Statement from University of Illinois President Robert Easter

Jan 29
A statement by the University re Steven Salaita complaint

Jan 15

Trustees formally approve U of I president, UIC chancellor

No base tuition increase for in-state, U of I freshman
McMillan elected U of I Board chairman

Jan 5
U of I recommends no base tuition increase for in-state freshman