- Legislation introduced November 11, 2016 would redefine the state’s long partnership with the University of Illinois System, providing predictable funding for university operations over the next five years in exchange for tangible performance goals that support Illinois students and serve the needs of the state. President Killeen outlined details of the proposed U of I Investment, Performance & Accountability Commitment (IPAC) at the Nov. 11 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Buzz began in the media in the days leading up to the Board of Trustees meeting:
During the November 11 U of I Board of Trustees meeting, President Killeen presented details of the IPAC proposal, and held a media availability session afterwards with the legislative co-sponsors of the bill :
Media coverage and chatter on social media following the announcement: