System Leadership & System Offices 

Overseeing the University of Illinois System are the Board of Trustees and the U of I president. Along with the chancellor/vice president of each of the universities, the board and president keep the System and its universities competitive, growing, and fully committed to the core missions of education, research, public service, and economic development.

Also crucial to the effective operation of the System are the senior staff, including the executive vice president for academic affairs, the vice president of finance, vice president of economic development and innovation, and the heads of the offices of University Counsel, Governmental Relations, and University Relations.

The System Offices provide vital services and support – such as business and financial services, IT, facilities planning, auditing, legal counsel – to the universities and their students, faculty, and staff.