University of Illinois
With Timothy Killeen sure to get tugged in every direction early on, we asked former UI President Stanley Ikenberry: Who are the first five groups of people the new boss should see?
FRIDAY, NOV. 21
7 p.m.: Men's Basketball Band at Illinois vs. Austin Peay, State Farm Center.
SATURDAY, NOV. 22
Marching Illini at Illinois vs. Penn State, Memorial Stadium
URBANA — Way back in the summer, when the presidential search committee was just getting underway, members invited University of Illinois president Bob Easter to reflect on the leadership qualities they should look for in the next president.
Easter spoke about integrity, a willingness to be educated and the ability to be a team player.
The next University of Illinois president planned to visit the school's three campuses today to meet his future colleagues, faculty, students and constituents.
The UI scheduled press conferences in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana to announce the school's 20th president.
Officials remained tight-lipped Tuesday on their choice.
The University of Illinois will announce its 20th president Wednesday at a series of press conferences on its three campuses.
URBANA — A report due out Monday says the University Illinois had the third-most international students of any campus in 2013-14.
The next University of Illinois president, whoever it is, will walk into an office full of challenges.
A state awash in red ink. The prospect of significant budget cuts without an income tax extension. Precarious credit ratings. A decline in research funding. Tuition rates beyond the reach of many families.