Karen M. Whitney

Karen M. Whitney

Karen M. Whitney became interim chancellor of the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois on July 1, 2020. Whitney heads a campus that serves 4,275 students, with 206 full-time faculty, 534 full-time staff and an operating budget of $131.7 million.

Chancellor’s Staff

Contact

  • Chancellor’s Office Phone: (217) 206-6634
  • Fax: (217) 206-6511
  • Mailing address:

Name and Title of Individual
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 563
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Public Affairs

Kelsea Gurski

The Office of Public Affairs advances the university’s visibility and reputation as a best-in-class public regional university.

Kelsea Gurski
Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs
kgurs2@uis.edu
(217) 206-7795

Mailing address:
Public Affairs
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 563
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Springfield Campus Legal Counsel

Rhonda R. Perry

Rhonda R. Perry
Campus Legal Counsel/Associate University Counsel
rrperry@uillinois.edu
(217) 206-7796

Mailing address:
UIS Legal Counsel
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 563
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Advancement

The Office of Advancement, in cooperation with the University of Illinois Foundation, raises private support through contributions from alumni, friends, corporations, associations, private foundations and other sources.

Jeff Lorber

Jeff Lorber
Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University of Illinois Foundation Senior Vice President
jlorber@uis.edu
(217) 206-6058

Mailing address:
Office of Advancement
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 591
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Academic Affairs Division

Dennis Papini

The Academic Affairs division coordinates campus operations and activities surrounding the implementation and achievement of the campus’ academic mission and coordinates campus planning and budgeting.

Dennis Papini
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
dpapi2@uis.edu
(217) 206-6614

Mailing address:
Academic Affairs
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 525
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Student Affairs Division

The Student Affairs division coordinates student life including intramural athletics, student organizations, and cultural attractions. Support services add convenience, from housing to health care to computer labs.

Ann Comerford
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
acome2@uis.edu
217-206-6581

Mailing address:
Student Affairs
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS SAB 23
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Finance and Administration Division

Arnold Henning
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
ahenn6@uis.edu

Access and Equal Opportunity

The Access and Equal Opportunity offices oversees compliance with state and federal laws/regulations and university policies regarding nondiscrimination, affirmative action, and equal opportunity.

Melissa Mylinski
aeo@uis.edu
titleix@uis.edu
(217) 206-9999

Mailing address:
Access and Equal Opportunity
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, M.S. PAC 563
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Administrative Affairs Unit

Charles Coderko

The Administrative Affairs unit oversees campus Facilities and Services (including building and grounds maintenance and remodeling), Facility Scheduling and ServicesParking Operations, and Sustainability.

Charles Coderko
Associate Chancellor for Administrative Affairs and Director of Construction
ccode2@uis.edu
(217) 206-7375

Mailing address:
Administrative Affairs
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BSB 43
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Budget and Financial Analysis

Jacquelyn M Gillock
Associate Director Budget & Financial Analysis
jbarn1@uis.edu
(217)-206-6077


Grants and Contracts

Robert C. Alsbury (Charles Alsbury)
Grants & Contracts Coordinator
ralsb01s@uis.edu
217-206-7849


Human Resources

Melissa Anne Mlynski

The Human Resources office oversees hiring of staff and Civil Service testing, provides training, and handles certain employment grievances and collective bargaining.

Melissa Anne Mlynski
Senior Director of Human Resources
mmlyn2@uis.edu
(217) 206-6652

Mailing Address:
Office of Human Resources
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, HRB 30
Springfield, IL 62703-5407


Police

Ross A. Owens
Police Captain
ROWEN1@uis.edu
(217) 206-6690


Purchasing

Jill Menezes
Director, Purchasing
jmene1@uillinois.edu
(217) 206-6651