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from U of I
President James J. Stukel



February 1





Dear Colleagues:

I had hoped to bring this good news to you firsthand. But often times, the press beats us to it.

As you have heard and read, Dr. Richard Ringeisen will be appointed as UIS chancellor, effective April lst. He brings a wealth of experience with him and a deep and realistic appreciation of UIS's aspirations.

I look forward to his arrival and working with him and I hope you are as well. I would like to extend my profound thanks to the Search Committee, chaired by Professor Pat Langley, for their dedicated, focused efforts in identifying the very best individuals for this position. They brought to me a solid list of final candidates. They are to be congratulated and thanked by us all.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Chancellor Lynn for all she has done for UIS over the years. I am especially appreciative of her continuing to serve UIS and the University for nearly a year beyond her scheduled retirement. Her dedication and loyalty are commendable.

Please join members of the Board of Trustees, my wife, Joan, and me in welcoming Dr. Ringeisen and his wife, Carolyn, to the University of Illinois family at a reception in their honor on Tuesday, February l3th, at l0:30am in the Sangamon Auditorium.


James J. Stukel