Regional Events & Socials
We invite UIS alumni and friends to join us as we gather across the country. These events are a great opportunity to network and learn. We are still planning events for spring/summer 2020, so check back for updates.
Dallas, Texas | Postponed
Alumni and friends are invited to join Chancellor Susan J. Koch for a special evening featuring Dr. Somnath (Som) Bhattacharya, dean of the College of Business and Management. Call 217-206-6058 for information about this event.
1520 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya
Dean, College of Business and Management
Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya was named dean in January 2019. He uses his more than 25 years of experience to help create a comprehensive and hands-on learning environment that shapes today’s UIS students into tomorrow’s business leaders. Under Som’s leadership, the College of Business and Management continuously reinvents itself as the faculty and staff prepare students for a dynamic world.
Som’s expertise in developing entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary programs are an invaluable asset as UIS continues to grow Innovate Springfield, a hub of the Illinois Innovation Network. IIN allows stakeholders to share ideas and opportunities, as well as offer resources, with a goal of accelerating the growth of businesses and industries in Illinois.
He holds a doctorate in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of South Florida, and an MBA with a concentration in management information systems from Northern Arizona University. Som has previously held leadership positions at the Gus Machado School of Business at St. Thomas University; the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University; and the Florida Atlantic School of Accounting. His research has been published in more than 30 publications.
Chicago, Illinois | Spring 2020
Stay tuned for details.
Washington, DC | Summer 2020
Stay tuned for details.
St. Louis, Missouri | Summer 2020
Highlights from 2019 Travels
Alumni and friends gathered for a special luncheon featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Alumni and friends gathered for a special luncheon featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame on Friday, February 15, 2019.
Alumni and friends joined us for an afternoon of fun on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Sloan Park ballpark where the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox went head-to-head.
Alumni and friends joined us on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 for a special evening featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame.
St. Louis, Missouri
Alumni and friends joined us on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Busch Stadium as St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs went head-to-head.
Alumni and friends joined us on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Wrigley Field as Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals went head-to-head.
Alumni and friends joined us on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for a special evening featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame.