Timothy L. Killeen, vice chancellor for research and president of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, will become the 20th president of the University of Illinois system.
He spent more than 20 years teaching and in administration at the University of Michigan, and he served as assistant director for geosciences at the National Science Foundation before joining SUNY in 2012. With an expected start date of July 1, Killeen will succeed Bob Easter, who is retiring.
Other people news:
- The University System of Georgia has named Tom Hackett interim president of Columbus State University. He has served as provost and VP for academic affairs.
- John S. Pistole, retiring administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been named the fifth president of Anderson University (Ind.). An alumnus of the Christian university, Pistole will take the helm in June.
- Kathleen Murray, provost and dean of the faculty at Whitman College (Wash.), has been named its 14th—and first female— president. Her start date is July 1.