Victoria Ringer

Victoria RingerCurrent Location: Springfield, IL
Hometown: Springfield, IL

UIS Degrees: B.A. 1994 (Political Studies), M.A. 1998 (Political Studies)

Current Position
Consultant, Event Planner, Fundraiser and Political Analyst at VCR Resolutions

Career Highlights
Former Executive Director of Downtown Springfield, Inc., Legislative liaison for Illinois Department of Labor, legislative liaison for Illinois State Library, honored as Not-for-Profit Director of the Year in 2006, past member of Springfield’s City Readiness Committee.

Memories of SSU/UIS 
“I remember I had a big presentation due in one of Kent Redfield’s classes, but I was working at the capitol and waiting to testify on a bill in the Labor Committee. It was raining like crazy that night, but I left the committee, ran to class, gave the presentation and went back to committee. I told the Chair of Labor to hold the bill to the end so I could testify.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“The flexibility I was given as a non-traditional student was a great privilege, but also taught me to be responsible and manage my time thoughtfully and respectfully.”

Who has Inspired you 
“(Former Chancellor) Naomi Lynn has always personally inspired me. She was well aware of my challenges – working for the legislature and trying to finish two degrees. I was proud to have her hand me both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Studies. She is still an inspiration!”

Posted on July 22, 2014