Friday, June 10, 2011

UI board OKs hiring of 2 top administrators

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved hiring two top administrators and authorized paying bills in the upcoming fiscal year.

Susan J. Koch will take office July 1 as vice president and chancellor of the Springfield campus.

Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia will become the UI's new vice president for health affairs.

Koch, formerly provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Michigan University, was appointed in April by President Michael J. Hogan. She replaces interim Vice President and Chancellor Harry Berman.

She was associate provost and dean of the graduate college at the University of Northern Iowa before taking her current position at Northern Michigan University in 2007.

Koch's appointment was featured in an June 10, 2011 article in the Champaign News-Gazette.

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