Friday, July 2, 2010

Apprehension the rule for those that rely on state

UIS chancellor Richard Ringeisen says his concerns go beyond the university.

“I’m very worried about not just higher education, but the state of Illinois,” Ringeisen said. “Sooner or later, we have to face up to the issues we have in Illinois.”

As of Wednesday, Ringeisen said, UIS had received just 60 percent of the money it currently is owed by the state. That amounts to about $9 million, virtually all of it earmarked for teaching.

“You can’t have a lot of hope that we’re eventually going to get all that money,” Ringeisen said. “What we’ve done is cut various monies all over the place to keep the academic function alive.”

Ringeisen's comments were featured in a July 2, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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