Brandon Schwab
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost (VCAA)

The VCAA/Provost serves as the chief academic officer for the university. They oversee academic policy and priorities, ensure the quality of the faculty and student body, and help to maintain educational excellence.

PAC 530 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6614
Email Provost Schwab

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Tena Helton
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 Tena Helton

Contact Tena for assistance with:

  • Undergraduate curriculum development
  • Institutional accreditation
  • General education and university requirements

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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

Contact Cecilia for assistance with:

  • Graduate curricular initiatives and revisions
  • Graduate education policies and procedures
  • Dissertation deposit
  • Paying for graduate school
  • Diversifying Faculty in Illinois

Lucia Vazquez

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

Contact Lucia for assistance with:

  • Faculty and student research
  • Internal faculty grants
  • Illinois Innovation Network (IIN)
  • Course Buyout Agreements
  • Conflict of Commitment and Interest (COCI)

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Matt Abrell
Office Administrator / Faculty Files Custodian

Note: Please send confidential faculty personnel review memos and documents via the PEAR (Protected Email Attachment Repository) system

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

Contact Matt for assistance with:

  • Adding documents to full-time faculty personnel files
  • Student course evaluations and reports
  • Accessing files for reappointment, tenure, and promotion reviews
  • Faculty award nominations

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Bill Bloemer
Research Professor

PAC 516 / MS PAC 525
Email Bill Blomere

Kimberly Craig

Kimberly Craig
Director of Academic Initiatives

PAC 510 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6245
Email Kimberly Craig

Contact Kimberly for assistance with:

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Carissa Craven
Program Coordinator / Research & Sponsored Programs

PAC 520 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-8578
Email Research & Sponsored Programs

Contact Carissa for assistance with:

  • IRB review application components
  • Initiating myProposal entries for institutional approval
  • Updating Unit Executive Officer information in START myDisclosures

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Allison Decker
Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs

PAC 538 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6616
Email Allison Decker

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Carrie R. Allen
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

PAC 518 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-8088
Email Carrie R. Allen

Jackie Gillock
Director of Finance and Budget

PAC 514 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6077
Email Jackie Gillock

Monica Kroft

Monica Kroft
Administrative Assistant to the Provost

PAC 528 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6614
Email Monica Kroft

Contact Monica for assistance with:

  • Provost Schwab's schedule
  • Full-time and adjunct faculty requests
  • Staff position requests
  • Faculty search process
  • Chairs Forum meetings
  • NIA forms
  • Department/School/Program leadership changes
  • Academic Personnel Calendar

Brian Moore

Brian Moore
Program Coordinator - Graduate Education / Graduate Assistantship Office

PAC 519 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6544
Email Brian Moore

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Steve Moore
Business/Administrative Associate / Faculty Affairs

PAC 540 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-7406
Email Steve Moore

Sara Powell

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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Guadalupe Trejo
Office Administrator / Academic Integrity Council support

PAC 529 / MS PAC 525
Phone: 217-206-6540
Email Guadalupe Trejo

Note: Please send Academic Integrity confidential messages to Guadalupe via PEAR (Protected Email Attachment Repository)