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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. Special invitation to Dr. Leo Bin’s Ceremony of Investiture.

Katie Champion Williams Joins UIS Office of Advancement

The UIS Office of Advancement is pleased to announce that Katie Champion Williams has joined our staff as Director of Development. Katie will focus her fundraising activities on the UIS College of Business and Management and on corporate and foundation fundraising, as well with donors and grads in the Greater Midwest. Learn more about Katie Williams.

Terri Hempstead, New UIS Director of Development

Terri Hempstead has joined the Office of Advancement as Director of Development. She will be focusing on fundraising for the College of Public Affairs and Administration, Brookens Library and NPR Illinois, as well as with donors and grads in the northeast region of the country. Get to know a little more about Terri and her commitment to UIS.