Following Announcement Of Tuition Freeze Proposal, Durbin Meets With U Of I President-Elect Timothy Killeen

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] –U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met today with University of Illinois President-elect Timothy Killeen, who was named the 20th president of the University of Illinois and is expected to succeed President Robert Easter early this year. Killeen formerly served as the vice chancellor for research and president of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY). A photo of today’s meeting is available here.

“Illinois students received some great news this morning: the University of Illinois is considering a proposal to keep education costs down and not raise in-state tuition next year,” said Durbin.   “In a meeting earlier today with President-elect Killeen, I shared my concern over the rapidly rising cost of higher education and commended the university’s efforts to keep cost down for Illinois students.  I wish President-elect Killeen the best in his new role.”