Saturday, May 23, 2015

New U of I president visits Springfield campus

The new president of University of Illinois made the rounds to the school's campuses this week. 

Timothy Killeen began his term as the 20th university president earlier this week following the retirement of Robert Easter after last weekend's graduation ceremonies.

He visited the Springfield campus earlier today to discuss the university's direction under his leadership. "We are very anxious to take our wonderful 150 year-almost legacy of excellence and expand it's world-class impact in world-class teaching and learning and research, and emphasizing to some degree our role in economic revitalization for the state of Illinois," said Killeen.

Killeen was named the school's 20th president last November. He previously served as the vice chancellor of the State University of New York Research Foundation.

This story appeared online on WICS News Channel 20 on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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