Lynette O'Neal

Assistant Provost, Principal's Scholars Program
(217) 333-0234

Barbara Harned
(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.

Lynette has the dual role of overseeing operations in the Champaign and Chicago PSP offices and securing funding for programmatic operations in 11 Illinois communities. She is also responsible for designing programs, course curricula, and pilot projects that enhance educational service delivery statewide. She has 30 years of experience in strategic planning, budgeting, counseling, and pre-collegiate education.