Throughout their many years in Springfield, Dr. and Mrs. Berman have been committed to academic endeavors. Through their scholarship, they seek to provide access for worthy students to attend UIS.
Your gift to the Harry J. and Deborah M. Berman Scholarship Fund would be a wonderful way to honor and support the many contributions Harry and Deborah Berman have made (and continue to make) at UIS throughout Springfield.
Because their scholarship qualifies for the Access Illinois Match Program, if you add to their scholarship, the impact of your gift will double.
Prior to his retirement in 2011, Dr. Harry J. Berman was a teacher, scholar, and leader at the University of Illinois Springfield for 34 years. He began his teaching career at Sangamon State University (now UIS) in 1977 with the Gerontology Department. In 1981, he continued his teaching in the Child, Family, and Community Services Department.
In 1994, Dr. Berman was given additional academic planning responsibilities and was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor.
From January 2001 through December 2004, Dr. Berman served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education and Research, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning, and Professor of Human Services.
He was appointed Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in January 2005 and was selected to serve as the full-time Provost and VCAA in August 2005.
In October 2010, Dr. Berman was appointed Interim Chancellor at UIS. In that role he set specific goals and has continued to advance the progress of the University of Illinois Springfield.
Deborah M. Berman worked for nearly 30 years in a variety of central administrative positions at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield prior to her retirement in 2011. An English major at the University of Chicago, she earned a master's degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed graduate work in Management Information Systems at UIS.