Karen M. Whitney became interim chancellor of the University of Illinois Springfield July 1, 2020. Whitney leads a university that serves more than 4,000 students, with 207 full-time faculty, 532 full-time staff and an operating budget of $90.77 million.

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Interim Chancellor Whitney

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Mailing address:

Interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney
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: kwhit24@uis.edu

Office of the Chancellor News

Jul 30, 2021
7.30.21 Dear UIS Students, Faculty and Staff — Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issued new recommendations that all…
Jul 27, 2021
7.27.21 Dear UIS Colleagues — Today we are issuing our UIS Fall 2021 Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in alignment with the UI System’s recently…
Jul 27, 2021
7.27.21 Dear Students: As we quickly approach the fall semester, my hope is that you are seeing your university act in many ways to prioritize your…
Jul 26, 2021
July 27, 2021 Dear members of the UIS Campus Community: I am pleased to announce that on July 22, 2021, after campus-level review, the University of…
Jul 21, 2021
Dear Colleagues, Today, the University of Illinois System announced that all faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the…