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Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the Chancellor


Historical Note:

On June 15, 1966 the Board of Trustees established the Office of Chancellor for the Champaign-Urbana campus.1 The Chancellor is appointed by the Board of Trustees following nomination by the President. The Chancellor performs those duties that are assigned to him by the President and that are consistent with the Statutes of the University and the actions of the Board of Trustees. The Chancellor is assisted by vice-chancellors for academic affairs, administrative affairs, campus affairs, and research.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellors:

Jack Peltason, September 1, 1967- August 20, 1977

Morton W. Weir (acting), August 2-December 31, 1977

William P. Gerberding, January. 1, 1978-June 30, 1979

John E. Cribbet (acting), July 1-December 11, 1979

John E. Cribbet, December 12, 1979-August 20, 1984

Thomas E. Everhart, August 21, 1984-August 20, 1987

Morton W. Weir (acting), August 21, 1987-April 13, 1988

Morton W. Weir, April 14, 1988-June 30, 1993

Michael Aiken, July 1, 1993-August 20, 2001

Nancy Cantor, August 21, 2001-July, 2004

Richard Herman (acting), July, 2004-October 26, 2009

Robert Easter (acting), November 12, 2009-

The Office of Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, established April 19, 1967, is aided by an Associate Vice-Chancellor and Director of the Office of Planning and Evaluation.2

Responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Affairs, effective October 1, 1972, are the divisions of housing, parking and transportation, telecommunications, the Illini Union, and the Assembly Hall. 3

On October 1, 1972, the Division of Operations and Maintenance came under the authority of the Vice-Chancellor for Administrative Affairs.

The Office of Vice-Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate College grew out of the Office of Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development, formerly under the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs.4

1.�?�  Board of Trustees Transactions, 53rd Report, June 15, 1966, p. 1193.

2.�?�  Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, April 19, 1967, p. 481.

3.�?�  Board of Trustees Transactions, 55th Report, October 15, 1969, p. 665.

4.�?�  Office of the Chancellor. Campus Report 6, no. 1 (October, 1972): 1.






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