The new Vice President and Chancellor of the University of Illinois says the university needs to make sure it plans for the future if it is going to be successful, especially with ongoing budgetary challenges.
Monday was Dr. Phyllis Wise's first day on the job after being introduced in August .
She comes to UI after serving as Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Washington. Wise was also the Interim President of Washington during this past academic year.
She says if UI is to remain a great university, it has to be prepared for today's challenges, as well any challenges that may arise years in the future.
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Wise says she has a lot of learning to do over the first 100 days to find out what the strengths of UI are and what challenges lie ahead.
Robert Easter had previously served as Vice President and Interim Chancellor following the resignation of Richard Herman during the admissions scandal at UI in 2009.