Current U of I President Robert Easter, incoming president Timothy Killeen, and Kileen's wife Roberta Johnson in Chicago
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
December 01, 2014

New U of I President Might Begin Work Early

Incoming University of Illinois system president Timothy Killeen says he's negotiating to begin his new job earlier than his official July 1 start date.


November 24, 2014

Illinois Universities Warned Of ‘Dire’ Budget Cuts

The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities after meeting with Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's budget transition team.


Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen addresses the Urbana campus at the Illini Union on Wednesday as outgoing President Bob Easter looks on.
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November 20, 2014

Who’s Tim Killeen? Meet U of I’s 20th President

The University of Illinois will have a new president come July after an eight month search and years of short-term leadership. The search committee picked State University of New York's Timothy Killeen for his success in research, and his experience dealing with tough fiscal situations.


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James Kilgore
(Photo courtesy James Kilgore)
November 14, 2014

Kilgore Could Return To U Of I, Following Trustees’ Decision

James Kilgore could return to teaching at the University of Illinois, despite controversy over a past felony conviction. The Board of Trustees has said it’s leaving decisions on hiring him to those at the campus level.


U of I Trustees Chair Chris Kennedy
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November 14, 2014

Kennedy To Leave U of I Board In January

University of Illinois Chairman Christopher Kennedy says he plans to leave the school's board of trustees when his term ends in January.


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