Dear colleagues across the campus community,

As you know, we have initiated a search for the next permanent Chancellor/Vice President of the Urbana-Champaign campus. On behalf of the Advisory Committee, I invite you to participate in a campus-wide forum about the search:

Public Forum on the Search for a Chancellor/Vice President
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union Ballroom
Friday March 11, 12pm-1:30pm

We are conducting a national search for the very best candidates: people with outstanding records of scholarly achievement and academic leadership experience who have a keen sense of the dynamic environment in which public higher education operates now. This Chancellor will be taking office on the eve of the 150th anniversary of our establishment as a land-grant institution. The challenge will be to lead the campus into a vibrant future that draws on its core values – academic excellence, award-winning teaching, inclusion and diversity, and innovation.

During the Public Forum, the committee will outline the responsibilities of the Chancellor/VP position and the search process. We will then open the floor for discussion. We are eager to hear your views on the following:

  • The qualifications and expertise you believe we should be looking for;
  • Your short and long-term expectations of the Chancellor’s role at Urbana;
  • The challenges and opportunities you think the candidates will need to address.

A link to the livestream will be posted on on Mar. 11.

To assist in the search process, the University has engaged the executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates: Jan Greenwood and Julie Holley from G/A will be available for questions at the Forum, as will President Killeen.

We plan to have a search website, with the position description, a nomination portal and a timeline available before spring break.

Thank you in advance for assisting us in this important work. We look forward to seeing you on March 11.

Professor Antoinette Burton
Chair, Search Committee for the Chancellor/Vice President
Department of History

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