On the move: Stig Lanesskog

On the move: Stig Lanesskog


A former Champaign school board member and university administrator has accepted a position in California.

Stig Lanesskog was named the chief executive officer for the Claremont University Consortium. Lanesskog has been an associate provost for strategic planning and assessment at the University of Illinois. In that position he has been involved in developing the Urbana campus’ new strategic plan with Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida.

His new job starts Aug. 1.

“I am very grateful for my time in Champaign and with the university these past 11 years. I have had a chance to work with many wonderful people in the community and at the university,” he wrote in a message to The News-Gazette.

Lanesskog was first elected to the Champaign Unit 4 School Board in 2009 and was school board president from November 2012 until May 2013. He was reelected to the board in April 2013, but resigned two months later in June.

Lanesskog was also an associate dean in the College of Business’s MBA program and director of Illinois Business Consulting.

He has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the UI.

The CEO oversees activities provided by the Claremont University Consortium for the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions, according to the consortium. The group includes Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont University Consortium, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science.

“The search focused on finding a leader prepared to take CUC to the next level as a service provider in higher education, and I am confident we have accomplished just that,” said Bryant Danner, chair of the Claremont University Consortium Board of Overseers in a news release. “Stig’s particular blend of experience will serve The Claremont Colleges well as CUC continues to plan and implement initiatives designed to support a stellar group of colleges in the changing world of 21st century higher education.”

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