Staff Directory

Jane Baumgartner

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
jmbaumga@illinois.edu
(217) 300-2702

Jane Baumgartner assists the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, Paul Ellinger, and Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, Vicky Gress. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She serves as a liaison for both the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning and the Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning with academic and administrative units across campus. She also provides support for the Administrative Budget Committee, Budget Officers Council, and Campus Budget Reform Committee.

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William Bernhard

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

Assistant: Amanda Plotner
aplotner@illinois.edu
(217) 333-0053

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

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Peggy Buchner

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Capital Planning and the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness
buchner1@illinois.edu
(217) 265-0503

Peggy Buchner assists the Associate Provost for Capital Planning, Matthew Tomaszewski, and the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness, Staci Provezis. Her responsibilities in these areas include scheduling and project management. Peggy also supports the Academic Program Review process.

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Elyne Cole

Associate Provost for Human Resources
e-cole1@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Teresa Harvey
tharvey@illinois.edu
(217) 265-0020

As the Associate Provost for Human Resources on the Urbana-Champaign campus, Elyne Cole oversees academic and staff human resources, including hiring, training, professional development and support for faculty, academic professionals, and civil service employees.

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Amy Edwards

Assistant Provost and Director of the Division of Management Information
aledward@illinois.edu
(217) 300-0388

Amy Edwards leads the team that provides data and information that allows administrative leaders to make thoughtful and data-driven decisions.

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Paul Ellinger

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.

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Adam Fein

Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation
fein@illinois.edu
(217) 244-9058

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

Adam Fein is involved in shaping campus strategy and providing campus-wide support for innovations in classroom and online education. He assists academic units with the development of new types of educational programs, especially online programs, guiding campus policies around online programs, and promoting the use of data-driven research and analytics to improve student learning outcomes.

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Jenny Gibson

Business/Administrative Associate
jagibson@illinois.edu
(217) 333-4147

Jenny Gibson oversees the fiscal management of business operations for the Office of the Provost, Office of the Chancellor, and units that report to both administrative offices. She also assists the Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning in business processes.

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Gennifer Gilbert

Special Projects and Events Coordinator
ggilbert@illinois.edu
(217) 300-2736

Gennifer Gilbert is the Special Projects and Events Coordinator. She manages the campus-level events hosted by the Office of the Provost and liaises with units across campus to ensure the success of these events. She is also responsible for a variety of special projects.

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Kim Green

Major Awards Coordinator
kagreen4@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3689

As the Major Awards Coordinator, Kim Green coordinates major national and international faculty award nominations on behalf of campus, serves as the campus-level resource for units in their efforts to nominate faculty for prestigious awards and honors, and is involved in various activities that help to recognize the achievements of Illinois faculty. She also manages the Provost’s Office website.

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Vicky Gress

Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
gress@illinois.edu
(217) 333-4493

Assistant: Jane Baumgartner
jmbaumga@illinois.edu
(217) 333-4493

Vicky Gress is the Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning. She provides budget planning and allocation budget advice to the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, and high-level leadership of the campus budget office, including oversight of daily functions and management of staff.

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Professor Kevin Hamilton

Kevin Hamilton

Provost Fellow and Professor of Art & Design
kham@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1127

Professor Kevin Hamilton was appointed a Provost Fellow in August 2017. He joined the University of Illinois in 2002, after completing graduate study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. With a background in the fine arts, Kevin earned his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, and spent his first several years at Illinois teaching Painting and New Media in the School of Art and Design.

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Teresa Harvey

Human Resource Officer
tharvey@illinois.edu
(217) 265-0020

Teresa Harvey provides administrative support to the Associate Provost for Human Resources, Elyne Cole, including calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She also serves as the first point of contact for the HireTouch process for the Provost’s Office, managing the process and document flow of appointment requests and contracts in both electronic and paper form.

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Andrea Hoey

Assistant Provost and Director for Budget and Resource Planning
ahoey@illinois.edu
(217) 333-7904

Andrea Hoey assists the Vice Provost and Executive Associate Provost with administration of the annual budget process, strategic financial planning, and monitoring the financial health of the campus. 

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Debbie Kemphues

Assistant to the Provost
dkemphues@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3580

Debbie Kemphues directs the daily operations of the Office of the Provost, manages the support team, provides overall coordination of the Provost’s activities, and supports the Council of Deans. She also serves as the liaison to the Provost’s direct reports, units across campus, and external constituents.

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Debra Kincaid

Administrative Assistant
dkincaid@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4545

Deb Kincaid assists the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Kevin Pitts, and the Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation, Adam Fein. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She is the liaison for both the Vice Provost and Assistant Provost with units across campus, peer institutions, and external constituents. She also provides support for the Grand Challenge Learning Initiative and serves as the secondary support for Teresa Harvey and Melinda Schaefer.

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Kristi Kuntz

Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies, and Executive Director of the Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services
kakuntz@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Melinda Schaefer
mschaefr@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3694

Kristi Kuntz leads efforts to ensure the quality and relevance of academic programs and to provide support to students as they explore academic pathways and options.

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Amie Loyd

Associate Director for Budget and Resource Planning
amieloyd@illinois.edu
(217) 333-1541

Amie Loyd is an Associate Director for Budget and Resource Planning. Her duties include working with the assistant and executive associate provost in areas related to budget, finance, strategic planning, and resource allocation.

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Timisha Luster

Associate Director for Budget and Resource Planning
tluster@illinois.edu
(217) 333-9147

Timisha Luster is an Associate Director for Budget & Resource Planning. Her duties include working with the assistant and executive associate provost in areas related to budget, finance, strategic planning, and resource allocation.

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Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies
mabokela@illinois.edu
(217) 300-2190

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

As vice provost and the senior international officer, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela cultivates relationships with institutions around the world while bringing together the university’s vast on-campus international presence.

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Dan Mann - Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Daniel Mann

Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
danmann@illinois.edu
(217) 333-9299

Assistant: Kelly Easton
keaston@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4644

Dan Mann is the Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management with responsibility for campus enrollment, undergraduate admissions, student financial aid, registration and records, enrollment management communications, data analysis and system services, and the Principal’s Scholars Program.

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Jessica Maring, office administrator

Jessica Maring

Office Administrator
maring@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4857

Jessica Maring assists in the day-to-day operations and implementation of policies and procedures for the business operations for Office of the Provost, Office of the Chancellor, and units that report to both administrative offices. She also provides secondary support for the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning as well as the Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning.

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Kathy Martensen

Assistant Provost for Educational Programs
kmartens@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Melinda Schaefer
mschaefr@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3694

As the Assistant Provost for Educational Programs, Kathy Martensen provides oversight and guidance for the program and course approval processes, including the General Education Board and academics within the campus’ Living-Learning Communities.

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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. Collaborating with colleges, schools, and other stakeholders, he works to ensure that the undergraduate experience at Illinois continues to be one of the best in the nation.

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Amanda Plotner

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
aplotner@illinois.edu
(217) 333-0053

Amanda Plotner assists the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, William Bernhard. Her responsibilities include scheduling and project management, handling day-to-day faculty processes, as well as acting as the liaison for the Vice Provost with units across campus, peer institutions, and external constituents. She also provides support for the Promotion and Tenure process.

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Staci Provezis

Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness
sprovez2@illinois.edu
(217) 333-1353

Assistant: Peggy Buchner
buchner1@uillinois.edu
(217) 265-0503

Staci Provezis is the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness, ensuring that academic programs meet and exceed all regulatory requirements and are able to innovate to meet changing opportunities and priorities. She oversees the campus-wide academic program review process, is involved in campus and unit strategic planning initiatives and the campus accreditation process, and leads the university's learning outcomes assessment work.

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Suzanne Rinehart

Assistant Provost and Director for Budget and Resource Planning
srinehar@uillinois.edu
(217) 333-9526

Suzanne Rinehart is the Assistant Provost and Director for Budget and Resource Planning. She assists with budget development management, campus-level budget preparation and the Budget Summary for Operations, allocation of tuition distribution, various financial condition and reporting analyses, income fund and tuition/fee projections and analysis, deficit monitoring and analysis, indirect cost recovery (ICR) reporting and analysis, campus fund reconciliations, budget transfer processing, and serves on campus-appointed committees. Suzanne holds a B. S. in Accounting and an M.Ed. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Amy Santos, Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Rosa Milagros Santos

Associate Provost for Faculty Development
rsantos@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3558

Assistant: Rachel Rayburn
rayburn3@illinois.edu
(217) 244-1485

Rosa Milagros Santos is the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. In this role, she assists with processes and policies related to faculty development and success, including faculty mentoring, support for pre-tenure and mid-career faculty, career paths for specialized faculty, and leadership development. She also oversees the new faculty orientation, mid-career faculty programming, and the dual-career academic couples program.

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Melinda Schaefer

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies and the Assistant Provost for Educational Programs
mschaefr@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3694

Melinda Schaefer assists the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies, Kristi Kuntz, and the Assistant Provost for Educational Programs, Kathy Martensen. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She also provides support to the Council of Undergraduate Deans, General Education Board, Teaching Advancement Board, and CourseLeaf.

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Jamelle Sharpe

Provost Fellow and Professor of Law
jcsharpe@illinois.edu

Professor Jamelle Sharpe was appointed a Provost Fellow in January 2017. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 2008, Dr. Sharpe served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He was also a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, and clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Lesa Wilcoxon

Front Desk Assistant
lesaw@illinois.edu
(217) 300-4644

Lesa Wilcoxon is the smiling face that greets visitors of the Office of the Provost and makes guests feel welcome while they wait to meet with any of our administrators. She manages the Provost’s calendar and provides support to the Assistant to the Provost.

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John P. Wilkin

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
jpwilkin@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

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

John Wilkin is Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the chief academic officer, he oversees the campus’ academic programs, policies, and priorities, which have been designed to ensure the quality of the educational experience for students and to sustain an environment that encourages and supports academic excellence. In this role, he works closely with the chancellor, the other vice chancellors, the deans of academic colleges and other units, academic staff, the Senate of the Illinois campus, and various committees in setting overall academic priorities for the campus.

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Scott Willenbrock

Provost Fellow and Professor of Physics
willen@illinois.edu

Professor Scott Willenbrock was appointed a Provost's Fellow in August 2016. He joined the Department of Physics as a faculty member in 1993. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1986 until 1988, and as a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1988 until 1993. While at Brookhaven, he also worked as a guest scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Matthew Wolfersberger

Budget and Financial Analysis Coordinator
mwolfers@illinois.edu
(217) 333-7376

Matthew Wolfersberger is a Budget and Financial Analysis Coordinator. He is responsible for the management and execution of a wide variety of operational tasks and analysis of the campus’ budget which contribute to successful financial oversight.

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