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2015 Leadership Retreat

August 18, 2015
Illinois Room, Student Center East

I am pleased to invite you to attend the 2015 UIC Leadership Retreat, to be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9:00, and the retreat ending at noon. This year’s retreat will feature President Timothy Killeen and Chancellor Michael Amiridis presenting their perspective on the UIC campus, the University of Illinois family, and our role in Chicago, the nation and the world. The event will offer a unique opportunity to spend a full morning with two people who will shape higher education in Illinois for years to come, to hear their views in depth, and to ask questions.

This Web page will be updated regularly with details on the program and logistics. I look forward to seeing you on August 18.


Eric A. Gislason
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Online registration is now closed. Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. to register at the registration desk




About the UIC Leadership Retreat

Each August for over a decade the UIC Leadership Retreat has convened 250+ of UIC’s administrative and intellectual leaders to review the state of the campus and national issues of importance to higher education. Illustrious keynote speakers from recent years have included the following:

  • In 2011, James Duderstadt, President Emeritus of the University of Michigan, spoke on the entrepreneurial behavior that public universities are exhibiting after years of diminishing state support.
  • The 2012 retreat, titled “What Counts?,” featured keynote speaker Nancy Cantor, President/Chancellor at Syracuse University, addressing the question of how UIC’s mission can be most effectively expressed in national, state, and other ranking systems.
  • In 2013, distinguished economist David Audretsch (University of Indiana) spoke on the role of the modern university in economic development and innovation, to support our theme “UIC: Scholarship in Action.”
  • In 2014, Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the SUNY system, delivered the speech “Educating More People, and Educating Them Better…” describing SUNY’s experience with transforming its educational enterprise.

Chancellor's Presentation

For more information, contact Elle Ullum,, 312/413-2194.
Complimentary parking will be available at the Halsted/Taylor Street parking lot for those with current UIC hangtags.

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