As the Frontend Developer, Alyssa Aiello develops and manages the code and front-end systems for the websites of the Office of the Provost and many of its affiliated units to employ best practice web standards and Illinois branding standards.
Lisa J. Anderson leads the Office of Online Learning (OOL) and oversees inclusive and equity-minded strategic partnerships and initiatives that promote student success, excellence, and innovation in digital education. In her role, she collaborates with stakeholders across and beyond campus to enhance accessible online and hybrid education pathways, build capacity for mission-driven digital education, incubate and strengthen digital programs and initiatives, and direct institutional policy-making with respect to digital strategy. Anderson also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Technology Entrepreneur Center, focusing on leadership, innovation, and educational transformation. Her work and writing have been featured in national publications including Inside Higher Education, Government Technology, and EdSurge, as well as podcasts such as EdTech Insiders.
Jane Baumgartner assists the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, and Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She serves as a liaison for the Associate Chancellor and Vice 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.
Theresa Beckett 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.
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.
As the Assistant Provost for Capital Planning, Brian Bundren is responsible for ensuring the effective use of campus facilities, including over 13 million square feet assigned in support of academic activities. He plays a major role in all efforts to maintain and improve the physical infrastructure of campus in collaboration with academic and administrative units, reporting to the Associate Chancellor/Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning.
José Cañas serves as the primary support for the special projects and events team in the Office of the Provost. His responsibilities include calendar and project management, maintaining a comprehensive list of events coordinated by the Office of the Provost, and obtaining and managing information from university offices and outside vendors. Mr. Cañas serves as the liaison for the special projects and events team with units across campus and external constituents.
Jennifer Carleton assists the Associate Provost for Faculty Employee Relations. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing Hire Touch approvals, faculty requests such as Emeritus/Emerita status, tenure rollback, leaves of absence, and sabbatical applications.
Melissa Chan is a Major Awards Coordinator who facilitates the identification of major scholarly awards and recognitions to ensure successful faculty are appropriately recognized. She works in conjunction with the colleges on campus to nominate University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty for these designations.
Xiaobei Chen is the Assistant Provost and Director of Data and Analytics. She oversees and directs comprehensive data-driven activities and programs to support and enhance the budget and financial analysis functions of the Office of the Vice Provost/Associate Chancellor for Budget and Resource Planning.
As the Assistant Director of General Education Assessment, Hannah Choi facilitates the learning outcomes assessment process for the university’s General Education Program. She collaborates with the General Education Assessment Committee to provide strategies and guidance for the program assessment as well as support for compliance initiatives for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
As the Director of Faculty Recruitment, Dana Cohen oversees faculty recruitment, orientation, and retention strategy across the University of Illinois campus, as well as the Dual Career Program at Illinois Human Resources. In this role, she works closely with deans and department heads to improve the recruitment and retention of top faculty talent and to support talent acquisition needs for academic leadership. She also continually assesses current faculty recruitment practices and initiatives across campus to identify areas for improvement of institutional strategic goals.
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.
Jennifer Dalton is an Accounting Specialist in the Office of the Provost Shared Business Service area. Her role provides critical fiscal management and performs business operations including, but not limited to, procurement, contracts, and travel reimbursements.
Associate 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.
Linell Edwards is the Assistant Director for Assessment and is involved in the continuing efforts to build on the student learning outcomes assessment program.
Courtney Gant is the Director of Chancellor/Provost Shared Business Services. She oversees the operational and fiscal management of the Shared Business Services. She is the college-level budget contact for offices of the Chancellor, the Provost, and the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Operations (VCAO), including smaller units that report up within the Chancellor, Provost and VCAO college organizational structures. In addition, she manages the Chancellor commitments and initiative funding and records commitments and manages transfers in the Provost Commitment System.
Barbara Geissler’s work focuses on creating and implementing a comprehensive educational initiative which supports and enhances the knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities of those charged with budgeting, accounting, and financial planning for campus units.
Gennifer Gilbert is the Director of Special Projects and Events, ensuring the implementation of impactful and inclusive projects and events which supports the priorities and initiatives of the Office of the Provost. She oversees campus-level events, faculty development and undergraduate education initiatives and programming, and a variety of special projects. She has oversight of daily functions and management of the projects and events staff.
Jamie Hackett is the Assistant Provost and Director of Budget Operations. She directs and coordinates the detailed budget preparation and consolidation of operating budget for the university, oversees the budget development process, forecasts tuition and various miscellaneous revenues, coordinates the tuition requests for the Board of Trustees, and oversees and executes ICR policy changes and distributions. Jamie also serves on campus-appointed committees.
Office Support Specialist
Abby Hager greets visitors to the Office of the Provost, assists in the coordination of the Provost’s calendar and travel arrangements, and manages and processes information received in the office via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone.
Jean Hanks assists the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Jean currently provides support to the Acting Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and is the main point of contact for campus promotion and tenure and other faculty matters.
As the Communications Associate, Stephanie Henry coordinates various means of communications for the Office of the Provost through research, writing, editing, and synthesizing information about people, events, activities, and initiatives, and transmits that information to diverse audiences. She assists with annual communications planning and strategy, working together with the Office of Public Affairs to develop, carry out, and manage a full array of communications activities to ensure that the Office of the Provost’s many stakeholders are kept aware of critical and emerging issues and projects.
Andrea Hoey is the Associate Provost for Budget and Financial Analysis. 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.
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.
Melissa Kisubika is the Student Success Initiative Project Manager who provides integral leadership in carrying out the projects and programs developed through the campus-wide Student Success Initiative. She manages all functions related to the implementation of projects associated with the initiative and works with units across campus.
As the Senior Planner for Capital Planning, Bradley Klein assists in strategic planning, stewarding, and managing the physical resource needs of the campus in collaboration with academic and administrative units, reporting to the Assistant Provost for Capital Planning.
Kristi Kuntz is the Executive 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.
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.
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.
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.
Anne Marshall is the Associate Director of Budget Operations and Analysis. She performs functions related to budget operations and maintenance for the University, reporting and analysis of the financial condition of campus units, and prepares tuition and miscellaneous revenue forecasts. Anne also serves on campus-appointed committees.
As the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Success Initiatives, 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.
As Assistant Director for Academic Compliance & Reporting, Anna Mehl collaborates with administration, faculty and staff on matters related to internal and external compliance for academic programs. She works closely with the Executive Associate Provost for Academic Programs and with campus units to identify reporting requirements, manage compliance-related data collection and provide continuous support for compliance initiatives.
As the Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Policy Administration, Jessica Mette provides support on various faculty matters involving appointment structure, governance, and policies. Jessica’s portfolio also includes acting as liaison to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees for faculty personnel matters, including hiring, promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, contracts, and notice of non-reappointments, as well as giving broad perspective and access to faculty employment matters.
Assistant Director of Budget and Resource Planning
Libby Miller is the Assistant Director of Budget and Resource Planning. She supports the effective use of campus financial resources by performing functions related to fiscal management and budget operations and maintenance for the University.
Brooke Newell is the Director for Educational Programs and supports constituents from across campus with the development and delivery of academic programs. In addition, she advises academic units on the interpretations of and compliance with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois System, Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) policies and guidelines as they relate to the creation and revision of academic programs and courses. She works closely with department- and college-level sponsors, the Academic Senate, and units supporting academic affairs functions.
As the Director for General Education, Melissa is responsible for the oversight and the strategic direction of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s general education program. In this role she is responsible for ensuring the general education program purposefully connects to broader campus goals with student success always at the forefront. She works with the campus General Education Board, the General Education Assessment Committee, the Academic Senate, and departmental and college administration to manage the regular review of general education courses. She uses data generated from the learning outcomes assessment and evaluation projects of general education to address gaps in the general education program, propose innovative strategies to address these gaps, and work with offices across campus to implement appropriate strategies.
As a data analyst, Hanh Nguyen supports the effective use of campus financial resources by performing functions related to reporting and data analysis, and contributing to varieties of data projects on the financial and budget conditions of campus units.
As Designer, Charlotte Peloquin leads design and visual communications for the Office of the Provost. Employing and enhancing best practices and Illinois branding standards, she works with the office’s communications team and the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing to create and carry out a full complement of visual communications activities to ensure the Office of the Provost’s many stakeholders are kept aware of continuing and emerging activities.
Staci Provezis is the Associate Provost for Planning & Assessment, 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.
As the Executive Associate Provost for Budget & Resource Planning, Paul Redman provides budget planning and allocation advice to the Vice Provost for Budget & Resource Planning and the Provost. He also has oversight of daily functions and management of staff and provides advice to Deans and academic officers in areas related to budget, finance, planning and resource allocation.
As the Associate Provost for Faculty Employee Relations, Sharon Reynolds provides support on a wide variety of academic matters, including issues related to policy development, shared governance, and administrative initiatives.
Staci Ryan serves as the primary support for the Associate Director for Special Projects and Events and provides overall event support to the Office of the Provost. Her responsibilities include calendar management, maintaining a comprehensive list of events coordinated by the Office of the Provost, and obtaining event information from university offices and outside vendors. Ms. Ryan serves as the liaison between the Office of the Provost special events team and university departments/vendors.
Rosa Milagros Santos is the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. In this role, she provides leadership 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.
Teresa Spence is the Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies. Her responsibilities include calendar and project management, as well as providing support for the Council of Undergraduate Deans and Teaching Advancement Board.
Jonathan Swigart assists the Associate Provost for Planning & Assessment, and the Coordinators of Assessment & Evaluation. His responsibilities include scheduling and project management, and providing support for the Academic Program Review process.
Kate Techtow is a Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation and is involved in the processes for the university’s accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.
Stephanie Walton assists the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Success Initiatives and the Director for Office of Online Learning. She also supplies secondary support to the Director of Educational Programs, Director of General Education, and the Project Manager for Student Success. Her responsibilities include office correspondence via email and phone, calendar coordination, travel arrangements, and project management. Stephanie provides support for the General Education Board, Student Success @ Illinois, and Office of Online Learning.
Julie Wieland 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.
Lesa’s responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She serves as a liaison for both the Assistant Provost for Capital Planning and Senior Planner for Capital Planning with the Office of the Chancellor, Provost, and the academic, and administrative units across campus for capital space planning. She also provides support for the Annual Space Survey as well as the Illinois Space Advisory Committee.
Robin Wynne assists the Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Policy Administration. Her responsibilities include management of personnel material for faculty and administrative appointments, sabbatical cycle care, tenure record maintenance and agreements, and multi-year contract administration.