Regional Events & Socials

UIS Coming to a City Near You

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.

Naples, Florida | Friday, February 14, 2020
11:30am-1:30pm

Alumni and friends are invited to join Chancellor Susan J. Koch for a special luncheon featuring Dr. Somnath (Som) Bhattacharya, dean of the College of Business and Management. RSVP online today or call 217.206.6058.  Reservations requested by February 5.

The Pointe at Naples Bay Resort
1500 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102

Mesa, Arizona | Sunday, March 8, 2020

Stay tuned for details.

Dallas, Texas | Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:30-8:30pm

Dallas Network & Learn

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. RSVP online today or call 217-206-6058. Reservations are requested by March 6.

Iron Cactus
1520 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya

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

Houston, Texas

Alumni and friends gathered for a special luncheon featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

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Dallas, Texas

Alumni and friends gathered for a special luncheon featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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Mesa, Arizona

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.

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Naples, Florida

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.

Chicago, Illinois

Alumni and friends joined us on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Wrigley Field as Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals went head-to-head.

Washington, DC

Alumni and friends joined us on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for a special evening featuring internationally renowned Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame.


Past Events

 

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