Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quinn names former Springfield mayor, 4 others to U of I board

Gov. Pat Quinn appointed five new members Friday to the University of Illinois board of trustees, including former Springfield Mayor Karen Hasara, who earned two degrees from the University of Illinois Springfield.

UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen praised Quinn’s decision to appoint Hasara. “It is really an exciting moment for UIS,” he said. He said he is almost certain Hasara is the first UIS alumnus on the board of trustees.

Ringeisen's comments were featured in a September 5, 2009 edition of the State Journal-Register.

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