Office of Advancement Special Programs

Leo Bin
Dr. Leo Bin, the PNC Distinguished Professor in Banking and Finance

News and Updates on Office of Advancement Special Programs

Professor Leo Bin to Be Honored at Ceremony of Investiture

At UIS, when a professor is chosen to be an endowed chair or distinguished professor, a special ceremony called an investiture takes place. The ceremony is among the oldest in the world of higher education. Modeled after knighthood ceremonies, investiture ceremonies began in early English universities. The honored faculty member at UIS is presented with a medallion as a symbol of his or her high position. The faculty member is then entitled to wear the medallion at special events like commencement. Learn more about investitures and each of the University’s endowed chair and distinguished professors. You are invited to Dr. Leo Bin’s Ceremony of Investiture, to be held on Wednesday, September 5, 3:30 p.m. More information here.

Springfield Marathon

The Office of Advancement is proud to be a sponsor of the Springfield Marathon, A Rotary Club of Midtown Springfield Event, October 13-14. The start and finish area of the marathon, half and quarter marathon, and the 4-person relay take place on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield. Learn more.