Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence: May 2013

Jaime Cruz and Chancellor Susan J. Koch
Above: Jaime Cruz, president of UIS’ Organization of Latin American Students with Chancellor Koch at an event for Hispanic high school students cohosted by UIS and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. Jaime helped to arrange the visit of U of I Board of Trustees member Ricardo Estrada, a visit which received support from the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence.

Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence

The Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence provides support for special projects and events initiated by Chancellor Susan J. Koch that help to enhance the excellence of UIS on campus and in the community. Trustee EstradaA recent letter featured two stories of how the fund was used:

The Visit to UIS of Ricardo Estrada (right)

U of I Board of Trustees Member to UIS

Jaime Cruz, a member of the Grassroots Leadership Development Program and president of the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) arranged Trustee Estrada’s visit as an opportunity for Latino students on campus to hear Mr. Estrada’s advice. Your gifts helped to make his visit a very special ones for students, who were encouraged by his recommendations and personal story.

UIS Partners with the Illinois National Guard to teach troops about Afghanistan

We thought you might be interested in seeing this video describing UIS’ partnership with the Illinois National Guard, even though the video is a little out of date. It explains very clearly the training UIS offers. Your gifts to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence help to meet the costs of events like this through which UIS serves the Central Illinois community. Thank you!