University Of Illinois President Offered Contract Extension

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FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, students walk between buildings on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill. The U of I has partied its way into the top spot on an annual list of top party schools in the country. The Urbana-Champaign campus has been among the top five on the Princeton Review’s annual list for years but is No. 1 on the new list released Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/David Mercer, File)

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is being offered a contract extension that ups his compensation by about 40-percent. The contract would continue his presidency until 2024 with a 235-thousand-dollar increase in his base pay. Officials say enrollment in university system’s campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Springfield, and Chicago has increased nine-and-a-half-percent since Killeen became president in 2015.

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