Release of state funds moves ECE building project forward

The project to construct a new building for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has made a major step forward with the recent release of state funds for the project by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. The release of the state funds, which was part of a capital bill signed by the governor in 2009, came after the University administration, led by University of Illinois President Michael Hogan, made the case for the importance of this new instructional and research facility to the campus and the state.

Concurrent with the release of state funding, ECE received additional donations that brought the total private support to $37.5 million. Though the building has now entered a stage of preparing for construction, fundraising for the project continues. Private contributions are still being solicited for the remaining $10 million that will complete the funding goal.

If you would like to enable the success of future computer and electrical engineering students at Illinois by contributing to the Building Campaign for ECE ILLINOIS, please use the online tool at

Interested in making a pledge over five years or want more information? Contact Beth Katsinas, Director of Advancement, at or (217) 265-6285.