News Release

Statement by University of Illinois Fondation President Sidney Micek on the resignation of U of I President B. Joseph White

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

University of Illinois Foundation

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 8:00:00 CDT

"All of us at the University of Illinois Foundation, including our Board of Directors, are grateful to President Joe White for his outstanding leadership and many contributions to the University of Illinois.

Joe has been a great friend to the Foundation. He believed passionately that our mission of securing and administering private gifts to the University was all about one thing: Enabling people to achieve their dreams through a great education at an exceptional university.

Joe's commitment and support are key reasons our Brilliant Futures campaign — the most ambitious fundraising effort ever undertaken by the University — is three-quarters of the way to its goal, despite incredible economic headwinds.

"He has cared deeply about the welfare of the University, its students, its faculty and its alumni. We wish Joe and his wife, Mary, all the best in the future."