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.

Learn about the Provost Fellows Program and current Provost Fellows.

John Coleman

John Coleman

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Theresa Beckett
(217) 244-4115

As the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, John Coleman oversees the campus’s 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, 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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Provost’s Support Team
Studio Portrait of William Bernhard

William Bernhard

Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Interim Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Jean Hanks
(217) 300-5398

As Executive 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. Dr. Bernhard is also Interim Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, providing strategic budget planning and allocation advice to the Chancellor and Provost, guidance to the university in areas related to budget, finance, planning and resource allocation, leadership and management of the campus budget office.

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Mairéad Martin

Chief Information Officer
(217) 300-9788

Mairéad Martin is the CIO. She provides the technological innovations, infrastructure, security, support and training to ensure that faculty, students and staff can focus on learning, discovery and engagement. Read full bio.

Reporting Units
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Kevin Jackson

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Teresa Spence
(217) 300-1260

As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Dr. Jackson 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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Wojciech Chodzko-Zajko

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko

Dean of the Graduate College

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko is the Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois. In his role as Dean of the Graduate College, Chodzko-Zajko leads campus efforts in setting policies, defining standards, and enabling excellence in graduate programs, graduate research, and graduate student life. Read full bio.