Conor McKenzie ‘19

Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL
Major: Political Science
Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree

Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Conor McKenzie had a limited view of the world before coming to the University of Illinois Springfield. McKenzie was among a group of UIS students who traveled to Cuba on a study abroad trip in January 2018. The students spent almost two weeks learning about the Cuban people and their culture, environmental issues, public health and gender and racial equality. At UIS, McKenzie was recently elected the head delegate of the Model Illinois Government team. He is also a part of the Model United Nations team, which spent a week competing against hundreds of other universities during a simulation in New York City. The UIS team won the outstanding delegation award. Following graduation, he plans to continue to further his education by earning a master’s degree in political science.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on April 25, 2018