Leadership Team

The provost is the chief academic officer for the campus and is responsible for developing and assessing academic programs and supervising academic personnel policies and academic administration. Deans and directors of academic units report to the provost.

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Andreas CangellarisAndreas C. Cangellaris

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
M.E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
cangella@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Debbie Kemphues
dkemphue@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3580

Andreas Cangellaris is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, overseeing the campus’ academic programs, policies, and priorities, which are designed to ensure the quality of the educational experience for students and to sustain an environment that encourages and supports academic excellence through diversity, inclusion, and free inquiry, debate, and speech. Read full bio.

William Bernhard

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
bernhard@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, William Bernhard provides leadership in the areas of academic affairs and faculty affairs. His portfolio includes faculty development, the Provost Fellows program, human resources, academic awards, and assessment. Read full bio.

Paul Ellinger

Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
pellinge@illinois.edu
(217) 333-5503

Assistant: Jane Baumgartner
jmbaumga@illinois.edu
(217) 300-2702

Paul Ellinger is the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning. He provides strategic budget planning and allocation advice to the Chancellor and the Provost, guidance to the university in areas related to budget, finance, planning and resource allocation, leadership and management of the campus budget office, and serves as campus chief financial officer. Read full bio.

Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies
mabokela@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6104

Assistant: Amy Hubbard
hubbrd@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1914

As Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies and Senior International Officer, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela cultivates relationships with institutions around the world while bringing together the university’s vast on-campus international presence. Read full bio.

Kevin Pitts

Kevin Pitts

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
kpitts@illinois.edu
(217) 333-3946

Assistant: Deb Kincaid
dkincaid@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4545

As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Kevin Pitts provides campus-wide leadership in the area of undergraduate education, including setting strategic directions for the undergraduate experience at Illinois, supporting innovation in classroom and in online instruction, and encouraging interdisciplinary initiatives in curriculum and pedagogy. Read full bio.

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Matthew Tomaszewski - associate provost for capital planning

Matthew Tomaszewski

Associate Provost for Capital Planning
mat6@illinois.edu
(217) 333-4866

Assistant: Lesa Wilcoxon
lesaw@illinois.edu
(217) 300-4644

Matthew Tomaszewski is the Associate Provost for Capital Planning. He develops capital priorities and leads planning efforts to ensure that units have the facilities to support their mission-critical activities. Read full bio.