A Global Family
With more than 43,000 members, the global UIS Alumni family has shared experiences and pride in the University of Illinois Springfield and its predecessor, Sangamon State University. From its earliest non-traditional students, who helped create a brand-new educational model at SSU, to today’s diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, we share a common pride in our unique institution.
Part of the Office of Advancement, Alumni Relations advances the interests of the University and its alumni. Through the following programs and services, we seek to strengthen the ties between our alumni, the UIS community and the local and global communities touched by our graduates.
We have a program to welcome everyone to alumnihood. Throughout the year we’ll post insightful videos, useful tools and blogs, and inspiring stories from alumni just like you. We understand that life after graduation can be a hard transition, and we want to be here for you through it all.
Justin Rose, UIS Director of Diversity and Inclusion, tells us how to go beyond the basics and set goals that really matter.
Want more unique goal setting ideas? Look no further.
Hustle. Hustle. Ka-ching!
Why the side hustle is such a big deal – and how you can cash in.
Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!
Staying a step ahead in your career.
Alumni Profiles View All
UIS Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Class of 2016
Current Position: Entrepreneur, Real Estate investor and co-founder of RiseKit, an online tool connecting underserved community members to jobs and non-profit resources throughout the United States.
UIS Degrees: B.A. 2006 (Political Studies), M.P.A. 2007 (Public Administration)
Current Position: Commercialization Success Partner, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
UIS Degrees: B.A. 2013 (Business Administration)
Current Position: Investment Advisor, Goldman Sachs
UIS Degrees: Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting, 2013
Current Position: News Anchor and Investigative Journalist
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Chuck Schrage, Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations by phone at 217-206-6058.