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HOUSE Liaisons

HOUSE Liaisons

Michelle R. Vinson
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Student Accountability and Support
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS HRB 10H
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Office: (217) 206-8595
Cell:     (217) 816-7644
Fax:      (217) 206-7821

Student-Parents Resources

Whether you are a brand new parent or have been at it for a while — whether you are a long-time Springfield resident or are new to the area — we know that having access to resources is invaluable. Below please find links to various area agencies and organizations who are committed to offering assistance to families.

Get Connected

Connecting with the community and with other parents can often be a big help in managing the “parent” side of your life as a student-parent. You probably have lots of questions, we’ll try to answer a few …


Student-Parents at UIS – About

Many college students today are what used to be considered “nontraditional”: working adults who often have family care responsibilities. Research shows that 26 percent of undergraduate college students have children. To substantially improve the rates of postsecondary credential attainment, which is crucial to increasing access to good jobs, colleges must recognize the need for supports and tailor them to college students with children.



Mailing Address:

The Dean of Students Office
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS FRH 178
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407


The Dean of Students Office
Founders Residence Hall FRH 178
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



Mission of the Office of the Dean of Students

Serve all UIS students through outreach, programs and services focused on helping them enjoy college, be successful academically, prepare for graduation and careers, and assist them in successfully navigating needs and concerns that arise.