Open Photo Studio Sessions

The Office of Campus Relations will be hosting two Open Photo Studio sessions for Fall 2022 for all staff or faculty. These can be used for university purposes such as department websites, campus directory, speaking engagements at conference, etc. Any staff or faculty member who either hasn’t had their portrait taken or would like another, more recent, portrait taken are encouraged to attend. 

The Campus Relations studio is in the Business Services Building, Room 95 (BSB 95).

The open studio sessions will be:

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Vanessa Ferguson

What does your position entail, what do you like most about your job or what motivates you to wake up and go to work?

I love walking into the NPR studio and seeing the awesome people I work with. I also love when I can sit down with a community member and have a heart-felt conversation about what inspires them.

What drew you to your current position?

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U of I Springfield makes interim police chief permanent

A 22-year veteran of the University of Illinois Springfield Police Department will continue to lead the force without an “interim” tag.

The school this week said interim police chief Ross Owens will be the next permanent chief. The move is pending approval from the U of I Board of Trustees, although those appointments typically go through without any trouble.

This story aired on WCIA on Jan. 19, 2022.

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Laura Liesman Named UIS Director Of Athletics

The University of Illinois Springfield has named Laura Liesman as its Designate Director of Athletics, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The Aurora, Illinois native has spent the past 18 years at Georgian Court University (GCU) in Lakewood, New Jersey. At GCU, she is the Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation and Director of Athletics.

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