Rockford Anesthesiologist Elected As New U Of I Trustees' Chairman
A Rockford anesthesiologist has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the University of Illinois system's Board of Trustees.
Dr. Timothy Koritz of Roscoe was chosen for the position Thursday at a trustees meeting in Chicago. He's been on the board since 2009. He works at Rockford Memorial Hospital and is a former professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Three trustee terms expired Monday. The school is awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to those positions.
The board is governs the system's three campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield and a $5.6 billion annual budget.
Meanwhile, University of Illinois trustees have decided for a third-straight year not to raise tuition rates next fall for in-state freshmen.
Trustees voted Thursday at their meeting in Chicago. School officials say it's the longest time tuition rates have held steady for four years since the mid-1970s. The school noted that trustees made the decision despite the lack of a state budget that has reduced government funding for the University of Illinois system for the last two years.
The vote means that base tuition for in-state freshmen will be about $12,000 a year at the Urbana-Champaign campus, about $9,400 in Springfield and $10,580 in Chicago. Chicago freshmen business administration students will have to pay an addition $150 annually for a tuition differential.
Some increases were approved for out-of-state and international students.