News Articles

Oct 11

Alumnus Vitek coming back to help move Gies ahead

A 1989 Gies alumnus with a bachelor’s in finance, Mike Vitek joined the College this fall as an instructor of finance. He’s spent his career at Arthur Andersen & Company, State Farm, Allstate, and a diversified financial services firm called Mesirow Financial.

Oct 11

Next chapters — The art of taking a risk

Julia Hart is the new director of the Women in Finance Academy. Julia worked for the City of Champaign for 18 years and also has more than a decade of experience in information technology at the University of Illinois.

Aug 24

PODCAST: Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman

In the inaugural Gies Download podcast, host Tim Sinclair sits down with Director of Athletics at the University of Illinois and Gies Business alum, Josh Whitman (FIN '01) to talk about balancing academics and athletics, celebrating with student-athletes, and navigating the changing landscape of college athletics.