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Stanley O. Ikenberry, PhD


Stan Ikenberry served as professor and senior vice president at The Pennsylvania State University in the early 1970s. After spending over forty years away, he is back now in Happy Valley and enjoying retirement with his wife, Judy. Bearing the distinction as the University of Illinois’ youngest president during his tenure from 1979 through 1996, Ikenberry led a consolidation of the University's Medical Center and Chicago Circle campuses to form the University of Illinois at Chicago, launched the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana-Champaign, established a President's Award Program to provide financial aid to students in need, and led two capital campaigns. From 1996 to 2001, Ikenberry led the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., before he returning in 2001 to the University of Illinois as a professor in the graduate program in higher education. Ikenberry has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and as a member of the boards of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, the Association of American Universities, and The American Council on Education.