Reaching Stellar through the Public Good

The Public Good

UIS contributes to the Public Good not only through the many and important contributions of alumni through their professional and volunteer service.  Current students also contribute through their volunteer service, internships and service learning projects. These activities connect students to the world beyond UIS and to the real needs of people in our own community and State and even around the world. You can support these students with a gift to the UIS Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center.

Additional Outreach Programs

UIS also contributes to the Public Good by the following important outreach programs. Use the links to learn more about these endeavors and to come forward and add your individual contribution to these important programs for the Public Good.


For information on other programs that contribute to the Public Good, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217.206.6058 or by email at

A Story of UIS and the Public Good

Lori and Scott ReimersScott Reimers | An Unselfish Public Servant

Scott Reimers earned a Master’s in Public Administration from UIS in 1995. He currently serves the Public Good as Assistant Vice President for State Legislative Affairs for the Illinois State Medical Society.

On May 10, 2018, Scott received the prestigious Rail Splitter Public Service Award from the local chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. The Rail Splitter award honors a public servant who exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment. According to one nominator, since beginning his career in state government, “Scott has proven to be a bridge-builder and a voice of reason…. He is the epitome of an unselfish public servant.” Upon receiving the award, he challenged those in attendance to choose a student to mentor and make it their business to assist that student as he or she moves from academics into a public affairs profession.

The Public Good is a Reaching Stellar campaign priority: Engagement. Collaboration. Impact. Because we are all part of this journey together.