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

Joyce Williams
Administrative Assistant, Chicago

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

Elvira de Mejia, Urbana-Champaign | Biography
Dr. de Mejia is a world leader in the health benefits of bioactive compounds from plants. Dr. de Mejia’s research has led to increased understanding of the anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and other physiological properties of these foods. Dr. de Mejia is dedicated to reducing disease and promoting health and wellness as a global priority. As a Presidential Fellow, Dr. de Mejia’s central objective is to advance international engagement in Mexico by building and sustaining a large-scale presence and rapport with academic, research, and private sector institutions. This initiative has subsequent goals to grow enrollment of underrepresented Mexican/Mexican American students and develop associated mentoring and extended support programs for these students within the University of Illinois System.