Staff, Reporting Offices

In addition to the staff listed below, several vice presidents and executive offices report to the president.

Staff

Timothy L. Killeen
President
PresidentKilleen@uillinois.edu

Phyllis Baker
Visiting Special Assistant to the President
pbaker@illinois.edu 

Debbie L. Clabaugh
Business Manager, Urbana
clabaugh@uillinois.edu

Vicki Clements
Executive Assistant, Urbana
vclement@uillinois.edu

Laura Clower
Chief of Staff
clower@uillinois.edu

Kathy Fogerson
Administrative Aide, Urbana
kfogerso@uillinois.edu

Joyce Williams
Administrative Assistant, Chicago
william4@uillinois.edu

Office locations

Urbana

364 Henry Administration Building, MC-346
506 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 2l7-333-3070
Fax: 217-333-3072

Chicago

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

Adriana Crocker, Springfield
acroc2@uis.edu
Announcement | Biography
Dr. Crocker is an award-winning teacher who specializes in Latin American politics, with a strong background in international law and women’s rights, and will work to help the U of I System expand its global reach. As a Presidential Fellow, Professor Crocker will work with faculty across the System to promote international student exchanges and research partnerships. She is particularly interested in forging new alliances with global universities that will help reimagine student-focused teaching and learning and make the U of I System one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for both students and scholars.

Benét DeBerry-Spence, Chicago
benet@uic.edu
Announcement | Biography
Dr. De-Berry Spence is a distinguished business professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her research focuses on global marketing, emerging and developing economies, and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on community-engaged scholarship. As a Presidential Fellow, she will work with faculty across the three universities to promote innovation in support of the economic development mission of the University of Illinois System. In particular, she will work to establish public-private partnerships, alliances, and related collaborative opportunities. Her aim is to bridge and build upon the significant knowledge resources and expertise that reside within the University of Illinois System and within a broader set of local and global external communities, constituencies, and audiences. A key focus will be to utilize the concept of an Innovation City and develop a prospectus for its implementation in the state. She will support efforts for strategic innovation-related alliances or ‘A-teams’ and initiatives underway with the President’s CEO group. Her work will inform central aspects of our System strategic pillars including: economic development, financial sustainability, engagement, research and development, innovation and collaboration, and global perspectives.

Prasanta Kalita, Urbana-Champaign
pkalita@illinois.edu
Announcement | Biography
Professor Kalita joined the Urbana-Champaign faculty in 1999 as a professor of agricultural and biological engineering. He is a nationally regarded expert in environmental sustainability, food security, water resources management and water quality. As a Presidential Fellow, Dr. Kalita will work with Discovery Partners Institute to capitalize on the world-class problem-solving strengths of the U of I System and its partner institutions to develop short- and long-term strategies to reduce food insecurity.

Jeffrey Loeb, Chicago
jaloeb@uic.edu
Announcement | Biography
Professor Loeb joined UIC in 2013 and is the John S. Garvin Endowed Chair in Neurology, head of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation and founder of University of Illinois NeuroRepository in the College of Medicine. An active clinician, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy, and is an expert in quantitative measurements of epileptic electrical activity in the brain to manage patients with hard-to-control seizures. As a Presidential Fellow, Dr. Loeb will work with a healthcare data information platform developed by UIC and industry partners that will enhance discovery by enabling analysis of multiple types of patient information through a single format.

Andy Singer, Urbana-Champaign
acsinger@illinois.edu
Announcement | Biography
Professor Singer, who joined the Urbana-Champaign faculty in 1998, is the Fox Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, where he also serves as associate dean for innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a standard-bearer of entrepreneurship and a renowned expert in signals processing for wireless, optical and underwater communications. In his role as a Presidential Fellow, he will work with faculty to increase the participation of women and underrepresented groups Discovery Partners Institute and in other entrepreneurship ecosystems across our universities and the state.