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The UIS Newsroom is the place to turn for the latest campus news and events.

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UIS Commencement 2016

The University of Illinois Springfield held its 45th Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2016 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield. A record 1,106 students took part in the ceremony, making it the largest commencement in the university’s history.

Leadership lived

It’s the University of Illinois Springfield’s declaration to the world about who we are. It’s our reputation, a promise built on core strengths we can demonstrate. It’s also what makes us unique.

Leadership lived: Community Garden

Leadership lived: Chetan Naik

Leadership lived: Ivette Ortiz

Leadership lived: Eli Cook

Leadership lived: Kendra Baber

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The Office of Campus Relations is the primary source of information for and about the campus, and the primary channel of communication between the campus and the public.

The office is responsible for news, information and media relations and the maintenance of files of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests.

In addition, the office works closely with the chancellor regarding public and media relations.


Derek Schnapp
Director of Public Relations

Michelle Green
Director of Marketing

Blake Wood
Assistant Director of Public Relations