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As we approach the conclusion of the search process for the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, we invite you to attend the candidate forum for each of the five finalists for this very important leadership position. The candidates will share their background and present their vision for the academic health center. The candidates will also respond to questions submitted in advance and, if time permits, additional questions from the audience.
The Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs will be primarily responsible for the oversight of the seven health science colleges and their respective regional campuses, as well as the healthcare delivery system – our hospital and clinics, Outpatient Care Center, Mile Square Health Center and sites. Our colleges and health care system are recognized for the excellence and innovation of our faculty research, the quality of our patient care, and our commitment to the city and the state.
All forums are 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy Auditorium, 134-1, on the following dates:
Candidate 1: Monday, August 31
Candidate 2: Monday September 14
Candidate 3: Wednesday, September 16
Candidate 4: Monday, September 21
Candidate 5: Wednesday, September 23
Each candidate forum will be webcast live at [http://media.uillinois.edu]. Select “Public Sessions” on the top-left corner of the page.
A reception for the candidate will immediately follow each forum and will be held in the lobby of the College of Pharmacy Building, 833 S. Wood Street.
RSVP to TeresaS@uic.edu. To allow the candidates to respond to as many questions as possible, please submit your questions in advance to TeresaS@uic.edu.
Thank you for your participation.
Michael D. Amiridis
© Copyright 2015 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
August 25, 2015
It is a pleasure and honor to join our three great campuses in welcoming you to the University of Illinois.
The start of a new academic year is a special time, when our campuses come alive again after the relative quiet of summer. This fall promises to be busier than ever. We expect nearly 79,000 students university-wide, a new enrollment record and more than the entire population of Illinois’ 12th largest city, Bloomington.
This year’s fall semester is especially meaningful to me. It is my first as president of this remarkable university, with roots that stretch back nearly 150 years to a stroke of President Abraham Lincoln’s pen that created public land-grant universities and made higher education in America a model for the world.
I came for the same reasons that attracted all of you – a chance to be part of a university recognized globally as a leader in education and discovery; a university that has helped fulfill the dreams of more than 700,000 living graduates whose successes are testaments to its excellence.
Students are the very core of our mission and my presidency is dedicated to all of you. With campus leadership, faculty and staff, I will work to ensure the educational experience that has been transforming lives for generations continues for generations to come and that a U of I degree is forever synonymous with pride, respect and opportunity.
Each of you will ultimately add to our rich legacy, through the talents you foster here. Take advantage of everything the university has to offer, in the classroom and out. What you learn here will serve you for a lifetime. Enjoy the ride, and don’t forget to have some fun along the way.
I wish you all the best and I thank you and your family for choosing the University of Illinois.
August 24, 2015
I am happy to inform you that the transition team recommended by the task force led by President Emeritus B. Joseph White has been formed.
The members are:
*Greg Freund (Chair), Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Urbana
*Feng-Sheng Hu, Professor and Associate Dean of Science, LAS, Urbana (UIUC Provost Designee)
*Jim Slauch, Professor and Director of the Medical Scholars Program, Urbana
*Larry Tobacman, Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Director, MD-PhD Program, Department of Medicine, Chicago (UIC Provost Designee)
*Matthew Wheeler, Professor, Department of Animal Science and SEC Member, UIUC (UIUC Faculty Governance Representative)
The transition team is vested with the authority to make joint decisions on behalf of the provosts of the Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses. Specific areas of responsibility include:
* Development of a transition plan that is agreed upon by the leadership of both campuses
*Identification of financial resources required to implement the plan and, as needed, secure funding commitments from the campuses
*Implementation of the plan in a timely and sustained manner
*Adoption of a strategy of clear communication throughout the process.
I have also named Sharon Donovan, Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health, as the Ombudsman to assist in this transition. Dr. Donovan’s contact information is phone: 217-333-2289 or email at email@example.com.
Thanks to all for their willingness to serve in this important process!
Timothy L. Killeen, PhD