FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Date:  May 22, 2002

                                                          Contact:  Cheryl D. Peck

Statement from UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen
regarding appointment of Dr. Naomi B. Lynn as
Interim President of Lincoln Land Community College

  Lincoln Land Community College is very fortunate to have Dr. Naomi B. Lynn as its Interim President.  The college will benefit from her exceptional leadership – the same leadership she displayed as Sangamon State University’s president and UIS’ chancellor.  I am confident that she will guide the interim process with great skill, bringing to it a wealth of knowledge about higher education. Her good reputation in the Springfield community will be another asset to the college.

  Dr. Lynn and I have a strong and warm working relationship that began even before I succeeded her at UIS in April 2001, following her retirement. The cooperative ties between UIS and Lincoln Land grew stronger during her years at this university and continue to develop in positive ways. I look forward to working with her in her new capacity and to building on the great relationship between our two institutions.