The following is an excerpt of a WTAX Radio story published on Sept. 16, 2022.
“Reaching Stellar,” the UIS fundraising campaign which started with a quiet phase in 2014, concluded on June 30th of this year, exceeding its $40,000,000 goal by more than 6%.
At an on-campus celebration Thursday night, the total amount was announced: $42,486,248.
UIS Chancellor Janet L. Gooch, who assumed her new role in July of this year, credited her predecessors—Chancellor Emerita Susan Koch and former interim Chancellor Karen Whitney—with the success of the campaign.
Thursday night’s party, marked by fireworks and fine food, was a thank you to the school’s alumni, friends and donors.