Career Highlights

Chancellor Richard D. Ringeisen


  • Chancellor
    University of Illinois at Springfield
    April 1, 2001 – present

  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, North Carolina

  • Dean, College of Sciences and Professor of Mathematics
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk, Virginia

  • Mathematics Professor and Department Head
    Clemson University
    Clemson, South Carolina


  • B.S., Manchester College
    Manchester, Indiana

  • M.S., Mathematics
    Michigan State University

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, with a specialty in graph theory
    Michigan State University

Selected local service:


  • Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Forum
  • Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Q5 Strategic Leadership Council
  • Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee; chair, 2005
  • The Hope Institute Board of Directors
  • The Springfield Project Board of Directors


  • Memorial Health System Board of Directors
  • Springfield Urban League Board of Directors
  • United Way of Central Illinois Board of Directors


  • Dr. Ringeisen and his wife Carolyn have two married children and five grandchildren.
  • He was born March 18, 1944.