20, No. 14, Feb. 15, 2001
UIS names new chancellor
The senior academic
officer at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., is the choice
of UI President James J. Stukel to be chancellor of the UI at Springfield.
Pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees, Richard D. Ringeisen,
56, East Carolina vice chancellor for academic affairs, will join UIS
in April in the campuss top position. He succeeds Naomi Lynn,
who led UIS through its early transition as the third campus of the
UI, starting in 1995.
Ringeisen, an Indiana native with educational and professional ties
to the Midwest, has academic and administrative experience at Old Dominion,
Clemson, the Office of Naval Research, Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne
"Dr. Ringeisen brings a wonderful combination of academic stature,
practical experience at several levels of administration, an understanding
of town and gown relationship-building and a deep and realistic
appreciation of UISs aspirations," Stukel said. "I was
immediately struck by his enthusiasm for the campus and the university
and I am pleased that he has decided to join the UI family."
Ringeisen called coming to UIS "an incredible opportunity."
"The UI at Springfield is such an exciting place to be right now,"
"It was clear to me from meeting the president, the trustees, the
search committee and others that UIS is on the go, people are ready
for the next step. This opportunity to help build a first-rate liberal
arts university, while staying true to its public affairs commitment,
to create residential life, while remaining a campus that also serves
non-traditional students and, on top of it all, to be a part of the
UI and all that that connotes, was just too great to pass up."