Tremayne “Trey” Price

Hometown: Elmira, New York

Undergraduate Institution and Major: State University of New York at Albany, B.A. in Public Policy and Management

Graduate Institution and Major: State University of New York at Albany, M.S. in Educational Administration

Bio: Tremayne “Trey” Price joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Chancellor in August 2018. Before moving to the Chancellor’s office, Trey served as Visiting Special Projects Liaison to the President at the University of Illinois System where he focused organizational planning including coordinating the System administrative realignment process. He also supported the development of the System’s strategic framework.

Trey comes to the U of I from New York.  He holds a master’s in Educational Administration and a bachelor’s in Public Policy and Management, both from the University at Albany. Prior to moving to Illinois, he worked at the Research Foundation (RF) for SUNY as a Presidential Graduate Fellow and Project Coordinator. Previously he served on the SUNY Board of Trustees and as president of the state-wide Student Assembly.

In Trey’s current role, he serve as key staff to the chancellor and executive associate chancellor. Projects have included development of the Illinois Scholars summer bride program, diversity initiatives including the establishment of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and engagement efforts including the annual workplace giving campaign and Community Day of Service.

Relevant Professional Experience: Special Assistant to the Chancellor, U of I at Urbana-Champaign, Aug ‘18 – Present

Visiting Special Project Liaison to the Chancellor, U of I at Urbana-Champaign, Aug ‘17 – Aug ‘18

Visiting Special Projects Liaison to the President, U of I System, Jun ’15 – Aug ‘18

Presidential Grad Fellow and Project Coordinator, SUNY Research Foundation, Jul ’14 – May ‘15

Research Interests: Public administration, organizational culture, labor/employee issues, nonprofit management

Honors and Awards: 2019 Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year (from United Way of Champaign County)

Professional Affiliations: National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE)

Volunteer Activities: United Way of Champaign County – Emerging Community Leaders Program, Mar ’18 – Oct ‘18 and Community Impact Grant Reviewer, Feb ‘18 Champaign-Urbana Jaycees (Junior Chamber) – Community Vice President, Feb ’19 – PRESENT and Treasurer, Feb 18’ – Jan ’19