October 31, 2003
UIS prepares a "Vision for All Seasons"
process at the University of Illinois at Springfield that began in
came to a conclusion Friday
with the release of a report titled "A Vision for All Seasons:
Looking Ahead 10 Years. "
150 people gathered in UIS' Brookens Auditorium to hear about the report
generated by The National Commission
on the Future
of UIS. The commission was charged with exploring two questions:
UIS be in 10 years, and what does UIS aspire to be in 10 years?
entire Press Release.
UIS in 10 years . . .
What might we look like? What do we aspire to be?
out Friday, October 31, when Chancellor Ringeisen releases the
36-page final report of the National Commission on the Future
Thirteen task forces have been working all year crafting vision
statements, and the fruits of their labor will be released.
Faculty, staff, students, and friends of UIS are invited
Friday, October 31
11 a.m.-12 noon
National Commission on the Future of UIS convenes
of Illinois at Springfield Chancellor Richard Ringeisen has announced
the kickoff of The National Commission on the Future of UIS designed
to answer the questions: Where will UIS be in 10 years, and what
does UIS aspire to be in 10 years? Read
the press release.
Blackburn agrees to chair national commission
Blackburn, chief executive officer of COUNTRY Insurance &
Financial Services in Bloomington, has agreed to be the general
chair of the National Commission on the Future of UIS.
that role, he will help direct the overall effort and provide advice
to the UIS staff who are coordinating the commission. Mr. Blackburn,
who lives in Lincoln, received his masters in Educational
Leadership from UIS. I am delighted that a person of his stature
will help guide our visioning process this year, said Chancellor
Commission kickoff event set for March 28
150 and 200 people serving on 13 task forces are being invited to
the kickoff event for the National Commission on the Future of UIS.
The membership of the 13 task forces
is still being finalized.
event will take place Friday afternoon, March 28, at UIS. Chancellor
Richard D. Ringeisen will give a speech to launch the event, as
will John Blackburn, the commission chair, in Brookens Auditorium.
the 13 task forces will meet separately to begin discussing how
UIS will be different 10 years from now. They will conclude their
work by September 15.
am excited that the pieces for the national commission are falling
into place, Dr. Ringeisen said. We have needed this
kind of visioning exercise for some time, and I am pleased that
it is happening. I think it will give our faculty, staff and students
reasons to have high hopes for the future.