On November 7, 2019, Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced that Susan A. Martinis accepted the offer to become the vice chancellor for research and innovation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Martinis was appointed as interim vice chancellor for research in September 2017.
According to Chancellor Jones, “Since taking on the role, Dr. Martinis has provided stellar performance, collegiality, creativity and agility in leading some of the most complex and pioneering activities in the Urbana-Champaign research enterprise. Her accomplishments during this period are impressive, and the addition of ‘innovation’ to the VCR title reflects the breadth of her portfolio and scope of her impact.”
Further accomplishments include the transition of the Research Park and EnterpriseWorks back to the Urbana-Champaign campus and supporting the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities as it moves towards IBHE-approved institute status. Additionally, The Cancer Center at Illinois and the Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences became the 8th and 9th university-wide research centers during Dr. Martinis’ time as interim vice chancellor.
EnterpriseWorks and the Research Park thank Dr. Martinis for her support and applaud her for her extensive work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For more information, view the Illinois News Bureau article HERE.