Studio Portrait of Sharon Reynolds

Sharon Reynolds

Associate Provost for Faculty Employee Relations
(217) 300-6737

Marita Hughes

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.

Ms. Reynolds has been with the University of Illinois for more than 20 years and has served in several roles, including Director of Human Relations and University Equal Opportunity at the University System Office, and Associate Director for Labor and Employee Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has experience overseeing academic employee labor contracts, as well as with compliance activities and complex performance management matters.

Sharon holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University; a Master of Science (MS) degree from Michigan State University in Educational Systems Development; and a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations (MLIR) degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a past University Administration Fellow, Big Ten Academic Alliance Fellow, and has advanced certifications in Management Development from Harvard University and in Mediation from Northwestern University. She is a native of Urbana, Illinois.