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Marie Lynn Miranda named chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Nov 11, 2022 11:33 AM

Marie Lynn Miranda, the former provost of the University of Notre Dame and a leader in the drive to make higher education more inclusive, has been named chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago and a vice president of the University of Illinois System.

Pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its Nov. 17 meeting, Miranda will take office on July 5, 2023, as the 10th chancellor of UIC. She will succeed Chancellor Michael Amiridis, who became President of the University of South Carolina in June.

University of Illinois Foundation Releases Annual Financial and Endowment Report

Oct 14, 2022 09:30 AM

The Fiscal Year 2022 new business figure tops $400 million for the fifth straight year with alumni contributing more $180 million to total.

Urbana, Ill. — For the fifth-consecutive year, the University of Illinois Foundation reports new business topping $400 million.  That figure and other Fiscal Year 2022 data from the Foundation and the University of Illinois System were announced today at the 87th Annual Business Meeting of the University of Illinois Foundation, an event that shares and celebrates the impact of private support for the U of I System.

Brooke Weisenbeck Named Vice President for Presidential Development Initiatives

Sep 29, 2022 01:41 PM

Critical role manages and supports development activities for president’s office efforts at University of Illinois Foundation and UI System

Reaching Stellar campaign raises record-breaking $42.48 million for University of Illinois Springfield

Sep 16, 2022 09:14 AM

SPRINGFIELD — The most significant fundraising campaign in the history of the Sangamon Valley region has raised millions of dollars to benefit the University of Illinois Springfield.

Tai R. and You H. Shin Establish Humanitarian Award with $2 Million Gift

Jul 25, 2022 10:29 AM


The award will honor extraordinary humanitarians and provide funding to programs at the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois System is pleased to announce an award has been established to honor individuals who have had an exemplary impact on humanity. This new award is thanks to Tai R. (Terry) Shin and You H. (Catherine) Shin, who have generously pledged $2 million to establish the Dr. Tai R. Shin and Mrs. You H. Shin Humanitarian Award.

University of Illinois Foundation Breaks Ground for New Headquarters

May 09, 2022 11:30 AM

Urbana, Ill.—The University of Illinois Foundation gathered staff, colleagues, and friends on May 9, 2022 to break ground for a new building that will create an innovative and collaborative new space for philanthropy in support of the University of Illinois System and its three universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. This ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the building site near the corner of St. Mary’s Road and Fourth Street in Champaign, Ill., just east of the I Hotel and Conference Center.

Janet L. Gooch named Chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield

Mar 22, 2022 02:25 PM

Janet L. Gooch, the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Truman State University, an accomplished higher education leader and educator, has been named chancellor of the University of Illinois Springfield and vice president for the University of Illinois System, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its May 19 meeting.
 
Gooch will take office on July 1 and succeed interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney, who has served in that role since July 1, 2020. Whitney followed Chancellor Susan Koch, who retired in 2020.

Ron Filler (‘70 LAS) to be inducted into the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame

Mar 10, 2022 09:07 AM

University of Illinois alumnus and philanthropist Ron Filler (‘70 LAS) will be inducted into the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame next month at the organization’s 2022 conference in Florida. The FIA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets.

Travis Shore Named University of Illinois Foundation Chief Investment Officer

Jan 12, 2022 11:30 AM

The University of Illinois Foundation (“UIF” or “Foundation”) Board of Directors and Foundation President/CEO James H. Moore, Jr. today announced the appointment of Travis Shore as the new chief investment officer (CIO). Shore has been at Vanderbilt University for the past eight years leading the private and public investment teams as the deputy chief investment officer. Shore was selected after an extensive and competitive national search. He will begin his new role this spring.

UIF Student Worker Uncovers Unexpected Treasure

Dec 07, 2021 09:51 AM

Ava Oros had no idea what she might find when assigned the task of helping the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) organize information around gifts of farmland through the years as their first-ever farmland student worker.