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Dennis Papini

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost (VCAA)

Dr. Papini serves as the chief academic officer for the university. The Vice Chancellor and Provost oversees academic policy and priorities, ensures the quality of the faculty and student body, and helps to maintain educational excellence.

PAC 530 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6614
Email Dennis Papini


Shawn Boyne

Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education (AVCUE)

The AVCUE serves as a line officer intermediate between the College Deans and the VCAA in areas of designated responsibility, including oversight of undergraduate education, undergraduate academic success and advising, assessment and accreditation, and institutional effectiveness.

PAC 506/ MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6003
Email Shawn Boyne


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Cecilia Cornell

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education (AVCGE)

The AVCGE serves as a line officer, intermediate between the College Deans and the VCAA in areas of designated responsibility, including oversight of graduate education.

PAC 529 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-7230
Email Cecilia Cornell


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Lucia Vazquez

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (AVCRI)

The AVCRI serves as a line offer intermediate between the College Deans and the VCAA in areas of designated responsibility, including oversight of student and faculty research support, sponsored programs, and innovation initiatives.

PAC 515 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-8112
Email Lucia Vazquez


Matt Abrell

Office Administrator / Faculty Files Custodian
PAC 531 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-7408
Email the Faculty Files Office

Note: Please send confidential faculty personnel review memos and documents via the PEAR (Protected Email Attachment Repository) system: https://go.uis.edu/pear


Bill Bloemer

Research Professor
PAC 516 / MS PAC 525
mailto:bbloe1@uis.edu


Kimberly Craig

Director of Academic Initiatives
PAC 510 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6245
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Nick Dabbs

Program Coordinator / Research Administration
PAC 520 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-8578
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Laura Dorman

Director of Institutional Research
PAC 508 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6005
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Ya Gao

Senior Data Analyst / Institutional Effectiveness
PAC 516 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-8088
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Jackie Gillock

Associate Director of Budget & Financial Analysis
PAC 514 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6077
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Bob Jones

Statistician Specialist / Institutional Research
PAC 533 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6044
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Monica Kroft

Administrative Assistant to the Provost
PAC 528 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6614
Email Monica Kroft

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Brian Moore

Program Coordinator - Graduate Education / Graduate Assistantship Office
PAC 519 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6544
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Steve Moore

Business/Administrative Associate / Faculty HR
PAC 540 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-7406
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Sara Powell

Office Administrator / Campus Senate Office
PAC 383 / MS PAC 383
Phone: 217-206-6664
Email the Campus Senate Office

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Linda Schneider

Office Administrator / Academic Integrity Contact
PAC 529 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6540
Email Linda

Note: Please send Academic Integrity confidential messages via the PEAR (Protected Email Attachment Repository) system https://go.uis.edu/pear

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Natalie Taylor


Assistant Provost / Faculty HR
PAC 538 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6616
Email Natalie Taylor

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Jim Ermatinger

Faculty Fellow
Email Jim Ermatinger


Kat Novak


Faculty Fellow
Email Kat Novak

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Not sure which staff member to contact? Email Monica Kroft