Announcing the search for the dean of the UIC College of Business Administration

Dear colleagues,

Last week, we opened a national search for the next dean of the UIC College of Business Administration. Michael Mikhail returned to the faculty in August, and Sandy Wayne, professor of management, associate dean for faculty affairs and director of the Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development (iLead), currently is serving as interim dean.

The university seeks an experienced and strategic leader with a deep commitment to access and academic excellence to serve as the next dean of the College of Business Administration, who will help preserve and elevate the college’s rich and diverse culture, its ability to

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Biden administration could extend payment pause on student loans again

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With the legal blows to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan mounting, it’s possible that the administration could extend the payment pause on the monthly bills yet again, experts say.

“I’m sure they have to be considering it as an option,” said Scott Buchanan, executive director of the Student Loan Servicing Alliance, a trade group for federal student loan servicers.

If the president’s policy remains blocked in the courts by the end of the year, higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz said, “the Biden Administration is likely to further extend the payment pause.”

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Shannon James Named College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumnus at VSU

October 27, 2022
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Valdosta State University recently honored two-time alumnus Shannon W. James Sr. (right) with the 2022 Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is pictured with Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of VSU.

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University recently honored two-time alumnus Shannon W. James Sr. with the 2022 Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumnus Award.

“This award is not only inspirational; it has also provided validation that my early decisions and sacrifices are yielding great returns on my investments in quality of

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Colorado insurance rates will be more expensive than Polis administration promised | Health Care

Colorado’s insurance premiums will increase by double digits in the individual pool and by a substantial amount in the small group market next year, rate changes the state released on Tuesday show, leading the trade association for health insurers to argue that the Polis administration “chose politics over math.”    

Coloradans face a 7.4% hike in the small group market, which insures companies of between two and 100 employees, and 10.4% in the individual market, which serves people who must pay for their own health insurance, in 2023. 

Despite the spike in insurance premiums, the Polis administration insisted that Coloradans will

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