Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Provost appointed interim chancellor at UIS

University of Illinois at Springfield has hired a veteran, its Provost Harry J. Berman, to serve as interim chancellor.

The Board of Trustees must vote on the appointment at its scheduled Sept. 23 meeting in Urbana.

Berman has three decades of experience in Springfield, going back to when it was Sangamon State University.

He has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2005 and is the chief budgetary and academic officer of the campus. He has been on the campus for three decades as a member of the faculty and senior administration.

Berman was recommended by UI President Michael J. Hogan.

Berman, 63, told The News-Gazette "I hope to make the transition as smooth as possible."

A UIS chancellor search committee has been formed, and expects to find a new permanent chancellor in 2011.

The appointment was featured in a September 8, 2010, article by the Champaign News-Gazette.

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