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Staff, Reporting Offices

In addition to the staff listed below, vice presidents, chancellors, and a few system offices report directly to the president.




Timothy L. Killeen

Laura Clower
Chief of Staff

Kathy Fogerson
Administrative Assistant, Urbana

Regina Harrington
Coordinator of Special Projects

Dena Bagger
Director of Special Events 

Lisa Weidinger
Administrative Aide

Chelsey Mohr
Office Manager, Urbana 

Office locations


364 Henry Administration Building, MC-346
506 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 2l7-333-3070


414 Administrative Office Building, MC-760
1737 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 606l2
Phone: 312-413-9097
Fax: 312-413-8301

Presidential Fellows

The Presidential Fellows Program is sponsored by the Office of the President of the University of Illinois System. This program is designed to stimulate and facilitate projects by faculty members from across the System to help realize institutional goals. The faculty selected by the president as Fellows will work in close collaboration with the Office of the President and other System and university offices to develop projects that enhance the academic, research, economic development and civic engagement missions of the System. Learn more about the program

Wendy Heller, Urbana-Champaign | Biography
Dr. Heller is a Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Psychology Department Head (on leave) in Urbana. She is affiliated with the Neuroscience program, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Gender and Women’s Studies program, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. She was named a Fellow for the Association of Psychological Science in 2009 and was elected President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, serving from 2019-2021. Dr. Heller’s research focuses on neural mechanisms associated with emotion-cognition interactions and their implications for psychopathology with a particular interest in anxiety and depression.

As a Presidential Fellow, Dr. Heller will working closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs office to coordinate the Leadership Initiative for Women Faculty. This important initiative is focused on reducing barriers to the advancement of women to positions of academic leadership.