Phyllis Wise Named UI Vice-President, UIUC Chancellor
For the first time in its history, all of the leaders of the University of Illinois' three individual campuses will be women. A search committee has picked University of Washington provost and vice president Phyllis Wise to head the Urbana-Champaign campus starting in October, if the board of trustees gives its likely approval. She will receive a $500,000 annual salary with another $100,000 set aside each of the next five years. She will receive that money if she remains at the U of I's Urbana campus that long.
Wise spoke to Illinois Public Media's Tom Rogers. She said her role as a researcher will inform her administrative decisions.