Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ringeisen leaves UIS after more than nine years at the helm

The city of Springfield loomed large in the rearview mirror for Richard and Carolyn Ringeisen on Tuesday morning.

Ringeisen was at his desk at the University of Illinois Springfield on Monday, his last day at work after 9 ½ years as chancellor of UIS.

"When that car points south tomorrow morning, it's going to be sad in that car for my wife and me," he said. "We've really grown to love Springfield and its people and this institution."

The Ringeisens are retiring to Clemson, S.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he was a mathematics professor and department head at Clemson University for 14 years. It's where the Ringeisen's children attended elementary and high school.

Ringeisen's departure was featured in an October 20, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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