Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pardie named UIS provost

Lynn Pardie, who has been interim provost at the University of Illinois Springfield since January 2011 has been selected from among more than 70 candidates across the U.S. to hold the position permanently.

Pardie will become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 1, pending approval of the University of Illinois board of trustees at its May meeting. The provost is the university’s chief academic officer, the second highest administrative position in the university, and is responsible to the chancellor for the implementation of the academic priorities of the university.

“I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to appoint an outstanding academic leader to this important position at UIS,” said Chancellor Susan J. Koch. “As interim provost, Dr. Pardie has navigated a number of challenges with great professionalism and has proved to be a quick study on every issue. She has done a magnificent job as interim provost.”

Pardie was featured in an April 17, 2012, online article by The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online