Bill Sullivan Awarded Presidential Medallion
The medallion is the highest honor that the system president can bestow. Prof. Sullivan was recognized for his contributions as director of the Smart, Healthy Community Initiative on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The ceremony took place on the North Quad and was attended by the Governor of Illinois, J. B. Pritzker, who remarked, “In our fight against COVID-19, the efforts of the University of Illinois System have been a real asset to millions of Illinoisans. That begins with the successful effort last year to keep campuses open to the more than 90,000 students enrolled at U of I System universities. But it extends to the tens of thousands of people who found access to life-saving vaccines in the Chicago area, students at universities and community colleges who have been protected by the SHIELD test, and this fall to students at more than 1,000 K-12 schools around the state who will be protected by access to SHIELD. I am deeply grateful to the leaders being honored here today and to the thousands of others who have been part of the U of I System’s aggressive and ongoing response to the pandemic.” Read more about this honor.