Greetings from Department Head

WELCOME to the new 2016-2017 academic year at the University of Illinois! We had a great year in 2015-2016.

We are welcoming our new Chancellor, Dr. Robert A. Jones, named in July as the University's first African American chancellor.

We have just said farewell to an exciting group of 25 young scholar-activists from 18 African nations, participants in the 2016 Young African Leaders Initiative hosted by our Department.

We are looking forward to the coming year, including preparing to implement the new requirement approved by the Faculty Senate that all students must take an Ethnic Studies course as a graduation requirement.

We promise to do a much better in keeping our website up-to-date so we can keep you informed and involved in activities we think are important.

Ronald W. Bailey, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
217/333-7781 rwbailey@illinois.edu

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