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UI names search panel for Guenther successor

URBANA — The University of Illinois has named the members of a search committee charged with finding a new athletic director to replace Ron Guenther.

They include two UI coaches and three administrators from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, three faculty members and a UI graduate.

Attorney general: Insurance switch needs commission's approval

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a plan to switch health coverage for state employees and retirees from fully-funded HMO plans to self-funded Open Access Plans can’t be carried out without the approval of a legislative commission.

Health Alliance says state used inaccurate data

URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans says it has learned a state agency used flawed information to select managed-care plans to provide health coverage for state employees and retirees.

Guenther ends speculation, announces retirement

CHAMPAIGN — Speculation has swirled for months on whether Ron Guenther, the longest-tenured athletic director in the Big Ten Conference, would re-up after his current contract expired next month.

On Monday, the 19-year University of Illinois AD ended the guessing, announcing that he will retire from the position on July 1.

Guenther successor could be chosen by July

CHAMPAIGN — A new athletic director could be in place on July 1, the day after Ron Guenther retires from the University of Illinois — the longest tenure of any current AD in the Big Ten.

"We're shooting for July 1," search committee Chairman Dean Larry DeBrock said Monday.

Business dean will lead search for Guenther's replacement

A search committee will be appointed immediately to find a successor to Athletic Director Ron Guenther, who has announced his retirement effective June 30, a top UI official said Monday.

UI's Guenther to retire


Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther announced his retirement today. Here are the details.

UI graduation speaker urges global interaction

CHAMPAIGN — Gray skies, drizzle and prairie winds did little to dampen the spirits of University of Illinois graduates Sunday.

At mid-day, they were lined up about two dozen deep in front of the Alma Mater at Wright and Green streets to have their picture taken in caps and gowns.

One Hundred Fortieth Commencement at the University of Illinois

The University of Illinois conducted the One Hundred Fortieth Commencement at the Assembly Hall on Sunday May 15 2011.

UI student to honor father at commencement

CHAMPAIGN — Antonio Cortez spent his working life picking lemons and onions for minimum wage, joined by his children in the summers to make ends meet.

A farm laborer from Mexico and later California, he had no formal education but made sure his children did.