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University of Illinois Foundation appoints new CIO

Travis Shore was named chief investment officer of the $2.7 billion University of Illinois Foundation, a news release said Wednesday.

He is currently deputy CIO at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., where he works in the investment office overseeing its $10.9 billion endowment. Vanderbilt spokeswoman Julia Jordan could not be immediately reached for further information.

Mr. Shore, who will join the Urbana-based university in the spring, will replace Ellen J. Ellison, who left the foundation early in 2021. Edward B. “Ned” Creedon, the foundation’s director of private investments, is currently serving as interim CIO. Foundation spokeswoman Sue Johnson could not be immediately reached for further information.

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