News Releases

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2017 news releases

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

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

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

August 15
Seidel named interim vice president for research

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

July 21
Trustees approve Jones as Urbana-Champaign chancellor

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

July 1
Killeen message on state funding agreement

June 16
Pierre to resign as vice president for academic affairs

June 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 

April 27
DELTA 2017 winners honored

April 22
Killeen statement on stop-gap funding agreement

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

March 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

March 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

Sept 10
U of I trustees approve employee background checks 

Sept 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 

July 23
Trustees finalize agreement for new medical school in Urbana

June 24
Killeen to head Illinois Science & Technology Coalition board

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

June 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

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

March 12
Trustees approve new medical school in Urbana

March 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

2014 News Releases

Dec 30
Statement on the Obama Presidential Library, a media advisory issued jointly with President-elect Killeen

Dec 27
U of I send two police honor guard members to New York funeral

Dec 18
UIC chancellor announced

Nov 19
University of Illinois names 20th president

Nov 13
Trustees approve performance-based incentive pay for Easter
U of I trustees endorse Obama library bid

Sept 11
Remarks from President Robert Easter and Chancellor Phyllis Wise
U of I approves $5.6 billion budget for fiscal 2015

July 24
U of I board fills campus leadership positions

July 21
Ghosh named CEO of University of Illinois Hospital

June 13
U of I sets town hall meetings in presidential search

June 5
Website launched for U of I presidential search

May 14
U of I leadership joins supporters for lobby day

Apr 18
New Illinois pension law threatens wave of retirements at U of I
Board appoints presidential search committee

Mar 6
Trustees approve presidential search committee

Feb 25
President Easter's statement on digital lab grant

Feb 24
Board committee reviews proposed health-care reorganization

Jan 23
Kennedy re-elected U of I Board chairman
U of I approves tuition, fee, housing rates

Jan 13
U of I recommends 1.7 percent tuition increase
Jan 2014 Tuition Presentation ABFF

2014 System Offices news releases

July 2
U of I participates in regional economic development summit

April 10
DELTA award winners honored

Mar 4
High school students to showcase financial knowledge