Dr. Robert J. Jones, Chancellor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/20/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location
Maggiano's Banquets

Hosted by
City Club of Chicago


Dr. Robert J. Jones

Chancellor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

City Club of Chicago

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon

Robert Jones

Robert J. Jones became the 10th chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 26, 2016. Dr. Jones, who previously served as senior vice president at the University of Minnesota and 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. Dr. Jones’ tenured faculty home at Illinois is in the Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Jones is married to Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones, a diagnostic radiologist physician previously practicing 22 years in private practice in the state of Minnesota. Together they have five children and four grandchildren.

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