Chancellor's Newsletter for June 14, 2022


Dear UIS Colleagues:  

New Student Orientation is in full swing, and if you are on campus this summer, I hope you get a chance to get outdoors to enjoy our beautiful grounds. We’re so proud of UIS Baseball, taking us further in the playoffs than ever before, although it didn’t end as we had hoped. Congrats to the team and coaches for this milestone in our university history!  

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Chancellor Whitney's Board of Trustees Comments, May 2022

Karen Whitney BOT Remarks | 5.13.22

Good morning.

In the 22 months I have been with UIS serving as the Interim Chancellor, I am thrilled to share with you what I have come to know and appreciate most about UIS.  As I have said before, Iam so proud that UIS is a capital city university dedicated to the public good through intensive teaching, applied research and outstanding public service.

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Chancellor's Newsletter for May 16, 2022


Dear Colleagues:  

We made it! Knowing the Class of 2022 has walked across the commencement stage should give us all a profound feeling of accomplishment. I am so thankful for this academic year and for each of you who made it a success. I hope you find a moment to take a deep breath and enjoy the employee party today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Student Union.

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United in Safety Policy Updates 

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Message from the Chancellor: Update to campus COVID-19 guidelines effective May 16


Dear UIS Students, Faculty and Staff —

For two years and counting, we have been United in Safety at UIS. I am so proud of the efforts we each have contributed to stay united and weather the COVID-19 pandemic together, all with the shared purpose of providing the best educational experience possible with safety as a top priority.

As the 2021-22 academic year nears completion and we turn our focus toward summer and fall, the UIS COVID-19 response team has recommended, and I have approved, the following changes to our COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

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Chancellor's Newsletter for April 18, 2022

Dear UIS Colleagues —

It is National Volunteer Month, and I am always excited to see how dedicated our university is to serving the community and each other. This week, volunteers have the fun task of assisting and judging Springfest activities. Many of you have committed to volunteering for one or both of the upcoming UIS Commencement ceremonies in May. If you’re still looking for a volunteer activity this month, the UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center has many opportunities available.

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