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.
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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.
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