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    The Next 150 Years for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    December 11, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Union League Club of Chicago
    65 W Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL 60604
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    Please join us on Monday, December 11th, for our special Holiday Event at the Union League Club of Chicago where we will welcome Chancellor Robert J. Jones who will share some of his plans and goals around the strategic future of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will discuss the challenges and the opportunities involved in defining the public land-grant university mission for the 21st century and the critical role the university’s engagement with Illinois farmers and renewed links with the state’s agricultural community will play in the sustaining the legacy of excellence at Illinois. 

    Speaker

    Robert J. Jones Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     
    Robert J. Jones became chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 26, 2016. Jones, who served as president of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) since 2013, is an experienced and accomplished scientist and research university leader. He is the first African-American scholar to serve as chancellor at Illinois.

    A Georgia native, Jones, 65, earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Fort Valley State College, a master’s degree in crop physiology from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in crop physiology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He began his academic career as a faculty member at Minnesota and became an internationally respected authority on plant physiology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

    Jones’ tenured faculty home at Illinois is in the Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

    Jones’ leadership of one of the SUNY system’s top research universities followed a 34-year career at the University of Minnesota, where he began as a plant physiologist in the department of agronomy and plant genetics and rose through a series of academic administrative appointments, serving as senior vice president for academic administration at the University of Minnesota System from 2004 to 2013.

    Jones is married to Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones, a diagnostic radiologist. Together they have five children and two grandchildren.

    Tickets

    $85.00 Member Ticket
    $75.00 Earlybird rate before December 5

    $85.00 Spouse of Member Ticket
    $75.00 Earlybird rate before December 5

    $75.00 Young Professional Member Ticket
    $65.00 Earlybird rate before December 5

    $105.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $95.00 Earlybird rate before December 5

    $95.00 Young Professional Non-Member Ticket
    $85.00 Earlybird rate before December 5