Leadership

The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois, and is governed by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

UIS leadership includes three divisions:


Chancellor and Vice President of the University of Illinois Springfield

Susan J. Koch

Susan J. Koch took office July 1, 2011 as chancellor of the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois. Koch heads a campus that serves over 5,000 students, with 215 full-time faculty, 533 full-time staff and an operating budget of $87.3 million.

Chancellor Susan J. Koch

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


Divisions Reporting to the Chancellor

Academic Affairs Division

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

Dennis Papini

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.

Clarice Ford
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
cford21@uis.edu
(217) 206-6581

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

Clarice Ford


Chancellor’s Division: Units Reporting to the Chancellor

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.

Deanie Brown, J.D.
Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity
deaniejd@uis.edu
(217) 206-6222

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

Deanie Brown


Administrative Affairs Unit

The Administrative Affairs unit oversees campus Facilities and Services (including building and grounds maintenance and remodeling), Facility Scheduling and Services, Parking 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

Chuck Coderko


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
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

Jeff Lorber


Human Resources

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

Melissa Mlynski


Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs represents the chancellor on committees and coordinates responses to issues related to various constituencies, including students, parents and community members. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs also serves as the Chief of Staff.

Kelsea Gursky
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

Kelsea Gurski


Springfield Campus Legal Counsel

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

Rhonda Perry