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.

About Karen Whitney

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UIS continues to reframe the true meaning of a liberal arts education. Our unique location and role in a capital city and as a part of the world-class University of Illinois System provides students incomparable opportunities for experiential learning.

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

News from the Chancellor

Oct 18, 2021
10.18.21  Dear Colleagues –   It was exciting to see our campus buzzing with prospective students and families during last week’s Open…
Oct 05, 2021
10.4.21  Good morning, UIS— Here we are in October, having just celebrated a successful 2021 Homecoming. Thank you to UIS Athletics, Student Life…
Sep 21, 2021
Good afternoon, UIS! What a wonderful weekend of making memories as we welcomed back to campus the Class of 2020. Many thanks to Joan Sestak and James…
Sep 08, 2021
9.7.21  Good morning! I hope everyone was able to spend time with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend as we all celebrated and paid …
Aug 24, 2021
8.23.21  Happy Monday, UIS!  In the world of higher education, “It’s game day!” Classes are in session, and we’ve officially started a new…