Staff Directory

Jane Baumgartner

Assistant to Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, and Executive Associate 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, 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.

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Theresa Beckett

Assistant to the Provost
tbeckett@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4115

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.

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William Bernhard

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

Assistant: Theresa Beckett
tbeckett@illinois.edu
(217) 244-4115

As the Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Bernhard 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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Brian Bundren

Associate Director for Capital Planning
bundren@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

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

As the Associate Director for Capital Planning, Brian Bundren contributes to creating a culture of space stewardship on campus that aligns with the strategic space planning goals. This includes reducing leased space and improving utilization to compliment the campus’s sustainability goals, including space reduction and no net increase.

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Jennifer Carleton

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Associate Provost for Faculty Employee Relations
carleton@illinois.edu
(217) 300-0287

Jennifer Carleton assists the Associate Provost for Faculty Development, and 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.

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Melissa Chan

Major Awards Coordinator
melissao@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1585

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.

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Xiaobei Chen

Director of Reporting and Data Analysis
xiaobei@illinois.edu
(217) 265-0064

Xiaobei Chen is the Director of Reporting and Data Analysis. She provides comprehensive data to support the budget and financial analysis functions of the Office of the Vice Provost/Associate Chancellor for Budget and Resource Planning and is responsible for the management and execution of a wide variety of operational tasks and analyses to inform institutional decision-making, policy-making, and strategic planning.

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Hannah Choi

Assistant Director of General Education Assessment
hyunchoi@illinois.edu
(217) 265-6971

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).

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Dana Cohen

Director of Faculty Recruitment
dfcohen2@illinois.edu
(217) 244-7198

As the Director of Faculty Recruitment, Dana Cohen oversees faculty recruitment, orientation, and retention strategy across the University of Illinois campus. 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.

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Jennifer Dalton

Account Technician II
jholzha2@illinois.edu
(217) 300-5328

Jennifer Dalton is an Account Technician II in the Office of the Provost Shared Business Service area. Her primary responsibilities include assisting with the day-to-day transactions associated with P-Card, TEM/T-Card, Purchase Orders, and Equipment Management.

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Amy Edwards

Associate 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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Courtney Gant

Director of Chancellor/Provost Shared Business Services
crhamltn@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6923

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.

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Barbara Geissler

Academic Hourly
bgeissle@illinois.edu
(217) 300-8328

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.

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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

Associate Director of Special Projects and Events
ggilbert@illinois.edu
(217) 300-2736

Assistant: Staci Clodfelder
staciry@illinois.edu
(217) 244-0565

Gennifer Gilbert is the Associate Director of Special Projects and Events. 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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Vicky Gress

Acting Assoc. Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning, and Exec. Assoc. 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 Acting Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning. In her Interim role, Ms. Gress provides 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, and serves as campus chief financial officer. She also holds the role of Executive Associate Provost for Budget and Resource Planning.

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Jamie Hackett

Assistant Provost and Director of Budget Operations
jhackett@illinois.edu
(217) 333-3214

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.

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Jean Hanks

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation
jhanks@illinois.edu
(217) 300-5398

Jean Hanks assists the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She is the liaison for the Interim Vice Provost with units across campus, peer institutions, and external constituents.

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Laura Hendley

Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation
hendley2@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

Assistant: Jean Hanks
jhanks@illinois.edu
(217) 300-5398

Laura Hendley is the Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation and is involved in shaping campus strategy and providing campus-wide support for innovations in classroom and online education. She 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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Andrea Hoey

Associate Provost for Budget and Financial Analysis
ahoey@illinois.edu
(217) 333-7904

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. 

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Melissa Kisubika

Project Manager for Student Success Initiatives
kisubika@illinois.edu
217-300-8542

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.

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Kristi Kuntz

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

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

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.

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Reitumetse Mabokela - vice provost for international affairs and global strategies, Office of the Provost

Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

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

Assistant: Deborah Lowe-Morgan
morgand@illinois.edu
(217) 333-9237

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

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

Administrative Aide
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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Anne Marshall

Associate Director of Budget Operations and Analysis
marshal@uillinois.edu
(217) 244-0494

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.

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Kathy Martensen

Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Success Initiatives
kmartens@illinois.edu
(217) 333-6677

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

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.

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Anna Mehl

Assistant Director of Online Learning
annamehl@illinois.edu
(217) 244-7023

As the Assistant Director of Online Learning, Anna Mehl works with the Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation to coordinate external partnerships related to online teaching and learning and the associated contracts and technologies. She collaborates with academic units to provide ongoing support for operations and compliance initiatives.

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Brooke Newell

Coordinator for Educational Programs
bsnewell@illinois.edu
217-300-5660

Brooke Newell is the Coordinator 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.

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Hanh Nguyen

Data Analyst
hanhn2@illinois.edu
(217) 300-1856

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.

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Amanda Plotner

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

Amanda Plotner assists the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Her responsibilities include scheduling and project management, the day-to-day handling of faculty appointment processes, and 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 Planning and Assessment
sprovez2@illinois.edu
(217) 333-1353

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

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.

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Paul Redman

Associate Provost for Capital Planning
predman@illinois.edu
(217) 333-1166

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

Paul Redman is the Associate Provost for Capital Planning. He is responsible for strategically planning, stewarding, and managing the physical resource needs of the campus, in collaboration with the academic and administrative units.

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Sharon Reynolds

Associate Provost for Faculty Employee Relations
sreynlds@uillinois.edu
(217) 300-6737

Assistant: Jennifer Carleton
carleton@illinois.edu
(217) 300-0287

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.

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Staci Ryan

Administrative Aide, Special Events
staciry@illinois.edu
(217) 244-0565

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.

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Rosa Milagros Santos

Acting Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Designate and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
rsantos@illinois.edu
(217) 244-3558

Assistant: Jennifer Carleton
carleton@illinois.edu
(217) 300-0287

Rosa Milagros Santos is the Acting Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Designate, and the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. In her dual role, she provides leadership in the areas of academic and faculty affairs. Her portfolio includes faculty development, including faculty mentoring; support for pre-tenure and mid-career faculty; career paths for specialized faculty; leadership development; the Provost Fellows program; faculty awards; human resources; and assessment.

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Teresa Spence

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

Teresa Spence assists the Executive Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies and the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Success Initiatives. 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 Planning & Assessment
jswigart@illinois.edu
(217) 265-8783

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.

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Julie Wieland

Accounting Associate
jewielan@illinois.edu
(217) 244-2171

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.

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Lesa Wilcoxon

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

Lesa Wilcoxon assists the Associate Provost for Capital Planning and the Associate Director for Capital Planning. Her responsibilities include calendar management and processing of information received via correspondence, reports, email, and telephone. She serves as a liaison for both Associate Provost for Capital Planning and Associate Director for Capital Planning with academic and administrative units across campus for capital space planning.

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