Janet L. Gooch became chancellor of the University of Illinois Springfield on July 1, 2022. Gooch leads a university that serves more than 4,000 students, with 201 full-time faculty, 500 full-time staff and an operating budget of $90.5 million.

About Janet Gooch

Janet L. Gooch became the seventh UIS chancellor on July 1, 2022. She is an accomplished higher education leader and educator, previously serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Truman State University, where she spent a total of 27 years serving as an administrator and member of the faculty.

Prior to serving as provost, Dr. Gooch was dean of Truman’s School of Health Sciences and Education and, prior to that, department chair of Communication Disorders. She held interim roles as dean of the School of Science and Mathematics and director of Strategic Initiatives and was a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders.

Dr. Gooch received her doctorate in speech-language pathology from Case Western Reserve University in 1997, a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Kent State University in 1990, and her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology in 1988 from the University of Kansas.

Town Hall Meetings

Previous Town Hall Meetings
Show Me The Money Series
UIS Deficit Reduction Open Forum
Open Forum on UIS Funding Formula

Important Links & Contact Information


Mailing address:

Chancellor Janet L. Gooch
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 563
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Chancellor’s Division Phone: (217) 206-6634
Chancellor’s Division Fax: (217) 206-6511

Email: chancellor@uis.edu

News from the Chancellor

Office of the Chancellor News

Sep 21, 2022
9.21.22 Dear Colleagues — I am pleased to announce the start of the State and University Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) campaign, a statewide effort…
Sep 20, 2022
9.20.22 Hello, UIS employees—  I’ve been enjoying seeing everyone on campus and getting to know our students. Now that the U of I State Tour has…
Sep 16, 2022
9.16.22 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — Last night, UIS celebrated the completion of our multi-year fundraising campaign, Reaching Stellar, with an…
Sep 07, 2022
9.7.22 Dear UIS Colleagues — I am thrilled to share the amazing news that our university’s enrollment this semester is up 6.4 percent over Fall 2021…
Aug 22, 2022
8.22.22  Hello, UIS!  Thanks so much to everyone who welcomed students to campus last week and to those who taught classes on Friday for our…