Friday, August 24, 2012

UIS needs higher profile, chancellor says

Increasing enrollment by, among other things, improving the visibility of the University of Illinois Springfield is the school’s first priority, UIS Chancellor Susan Koch told faculty and staff Thursday.

Koch, in remarks at the university’s fall convocation, also said hiring and retaining the talent to be a top-tier university and improving facilities are among UIS priorities.

“The vision of the University of Illinois Springfield is to be a premier public university, and we are well on our way to achieving that aspiration,” said Koch, who took over as chancellor at UIS last summer.

UIS has enrolled more than 5,000 students each of the past two years, and Koch said that number will be approached again in 2012. Exact enrollment won’t be available until an official head count about two weeks into the semester that begins Monday.

Koch's remarks were featured by the State Journal-Register on August 24, 2012.

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