Killeen: ‘We Are Going To Be Very Aggressive’ Recruiting Faculty


The President of the University of Illinois vows to be very aggressive in recruiting and retaining faculty. 

An article in The Atlantic states that land-grant universities in the Midwest, including the University of Illinois, are losing faculty to both coasts, because private and coastal institutions pay more.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says the university is setting aside $60 million to recruit and retain faculty.

"Illinois is a wonderful place to live and work and raise a family so there are other aspects in that recruitment package," Killeen said. "But I can assure you that we are going to be very aggressive in this recruitment."

Killeen also says that the new Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago will be a major recruiting tool. The institute will be dedicated to high tech, cutting-edge research. The university plans to recruit 100 new faculty to work at the DPI.

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