Staff Directory

Jane Baumgartner

Assistant to Assoc. Chancellor and V. Provost for Budget & Resource Planning, and Exec. Associate Provost for Budget & 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: Staci Clodfelder
staciry@illinois.edu
(217) 244-0565

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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Andreas Cangellaris

Andreas 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 C. Cangellaris is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost and M.E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the chief academic officer, Dr. Cangellaris oversees 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. 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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Jennifer Carleton

Scheduling Assistant
carleton@illinois.edu
(217) 300-0287

Jennifer Carleton manages the Provost's calendar, coordinates his travel, and provides support to the Assistant to the Provost.

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Staci Clodfelder

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
staciry@illinois.edu
(217) 244-0565

Staci Clodfelder assists the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, William Bernhard. Her responsibilities include scheduling and project management, the day-to-day handling of faculty appointment processes, and 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 and named faculty appointments.

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Amy Edwards

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

Assistant Provost and Director of the Division of Management Information (DMI) Amy Edwards leads the team that provides data and information that allows administrative leaders to make thoughtful and data-driven decisions. She is responsible for managing DMI with the goal of assisting campus administrators, faculty, and staff in obtaining timely, accurate, and appropriate information from the university's administrative databases.

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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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Jenny Gibson

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

Jenny Gibson is the college-level budget contact for the offices of the Chancellor and the Provost, including smaller units that report up, within the Chancellor and Provost college organization structure. She also records and processes transfers in the Provost Commitment System, works with Facilities and Services on its quarterly billing, and manages the leasehold Banner organization code.

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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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Andrea Hoey

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

Andrea Hoey is the Assistant Provost and Director for Budget and Resource Planning. In this role, she 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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Mary Jones

Business/Administrative Associate
mkjones@illinois.edu
(217) 244-2032

Mary Jones 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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Debbie Kemphues

Assistant to the Provost
dkemphue@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

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
dkincaid@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4545

Deb Kincaid assists the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Kevin Pitts. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She is the liaison for the Vice Provost with units across campus, peer institutions, and external constituents. She also provides support for the Grand Challenge Learning Initiative.

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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: Teresa Spence
tcspence@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1260

Kristi Kuntz is the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies and Executive Director of the Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services. She 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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Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela portrait

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

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

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

Dan Mann is the 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: Teresa Spence
tcspence@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1260

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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Anna Mehl

Project Coordinator for Educational Innovation
annamehl@illinois.edu
(217) 244-7023

Anna Mehl is the Project Coordinator for Educational Innovation, assisting the Associate Provost for Educational Innovation with external partnerships related to online and innovative teaching and learning and the associated contracts and technologies. She collaborates with academic units to understand and represent their needs in these strategic partnerships.

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Lynette O'Neal

Assistant Provost, Principal's Scholars Program
dloneal@illinois.edu
(217) 333-0234

Assistant: Barbara Harned
b-harned@illinois.edu
(217) 333-0234

Lynette O’Neal is the Assistant Provost and Director of the Principal's Scholars Program (PSP), one of the largest single-institutional, pre-collegiate programs in the country. She works to prepare promising high school students for success at Illinois or wherever they choose to attend university.

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Gina Oleynichak

Associate Director for Budget Operations and Analysis
goleynic@illinois.edu
(217) 244-9553

Gina Oleynichak is an Associate Director of Budget Operations and Analysis. She is responsible for the tuition revenue projections, tuition rate requests, allocation of tuition, other various analyses for campus tuition income, as well as the reporting and analysis of the financial condition of campus units. Gina also assists with budget development management, campus-level budget preparation, a variety of financial condition and reporting analysis, and serves on campus-appointed committees.

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Rachel Palmisano

Office Manager
rep2@illinois.edu
(217) 265-4142

Rachel Palmisano supports the Associate Provost for Faculty Excellence, Assata Zerai. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone.

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Alaina Pincus

Visiting Project Manager
apincus2@illinois.edu
(217) 265-6330

Alaina Pincus is the Visiting Project Manager for the Grand Challenge Learning Initiative. Her responsibilities include course and curriculum development, learning outcome and program assessment, and marketing. She also works on issues related to General Education and pedagogical innovation.

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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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Staci Provezis

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

Assistant: Jonathan Swigart
jswigart@illinois.edu
(217) 265-8783

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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Rachel Rayburn

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Faculty Development
rayburn3@illinois.edu
(217) 244-1485

Rachel Rayburn assists the Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Amy Santos. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing faculty requests such as Emeritus/Emerita status, tenure rollback, leaves of absence, and sabbatical applications.

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Sharon Reynolds

Assistant Provost for Administrative Affairs
sreynlds@uillinois.edu
(217) 300-6737

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

As the Assistant Provost for Administrative Affairs, Sharon Reynolds provides support on a wide variety of academic matters, including issues related to policy development, shared governance, and administrative initiatives.

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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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Teresa Spence

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies and Assistant Provost for Educational Programs
tcspence@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1260

Teresa Spence assists the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies, Kristi Kuntz, and Assistant Provost for Educational Programs, Kathy Martensen. Her responsibilities include calendar and project management, as well as providing support for the Council of Undergraduate Deans, General Education Board, and Teaching Advancement Board.

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Jonathan Swigart

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness
jswigart@illinois.edu
(217) 265-8783

Jonathan Swigart assists the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness, Staci Provezis. His responsibilities include scheduling and project management, as well as providing support for the Academic Program Review process.

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Janet Wick

Resource and Policy Coordinator
jwick@illinois.edu
(217) 244-8223

Janet Wick is a Resource and Policy Coordinator. She assists in the preparation, maintenance, and administration of the campus operating budget; processes budget transfers for the Urbana campus, along with exchanges of funds between the other campuses and the University Systems Office; and assists with reviewing, reconciling, and distributing various reports. She is also involved in a variety of data projects.

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Lesa Wilcoxon

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Capital Planning
lesaw@illinois.edu
(217) 300-4644

Lesa Wilcoxon assists the Associate Provost for Capital Planning, Matthew Tomaszewski, and other senior staff members. She also serves as the front desk assistant for the Provost's Budget and Resource Planning office.

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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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Assata Zerai

Associate Provost for Faculty Excellence
azerai@illinois.edu
(217) 333-7119

Assistant: Rachel Palmisano
rep2@illinois.edu
(217) 265-4142

The Associate Provost for Faculty Excellence, Assata Zerai, provides leadership in the area of faculty diversity, including creating and sharing best practices, fostering the development of new initiatives, and developing metrics and procedures to evaluate programs.

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