The University of Illinois is a public research university, ultimately responsible to the citizens of Illinois and the Illinois General Assembly.
Authority over the University is held by a board of trustees. A president is the chief executive officer for the University system, and each of three campuses is headed by a chancellor, vice chancellors who have campuswide responsibilities, and other administrators whose duties are delegated by the chancellor.
The chancellor is the chief executive officer of the campus. The Office of the Chancellor has the all-encompassing goal of ensuring the overall excellence of the Urbana-Champaign campus. Vice chancellors, associate chancellors, and directors report directly to the chancellor.About Robert Jones
The provost is the chief academic and budget officer for the campus. The office oversees academic and budgetary policy and priorities, ensures the quality of the faculty and student body, and maintains educational excellence. All deans and directors of academic units report to the provost.About John Wilkin
Senior research officer of the campus, responsible for facilitating all areas of scholarship and creative activity. Coordinates campus-wide research initiatives and oversees both campus-wide interdisciplinary institutes and the administrative processes responsible for ensuring the productive, safe, innovative, and ethical conduct of research.About Peter Schiffer
The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is the senior student affairs officer of the campus, responsible for ensuring that every Illinois student has opportunities for personal and professional growth with special emphasis on leadership and career development, health and wellness, diversity programs, and engagement with the larger community.About Danita Brown Young
Senior advancement officer of the campus, responsible for ensuring the integration and coordination of the development, alumni relations, and marketing/communications functions of the campus that will lead to strong constituent relationships and generate significant private financial resources for the university.About Barry Benson
Office of the Campus Senate
The Senate is the legislative body of the campus. It is composed of 200 faculty and 50 students and sets educational policies, such as admission and graduation requirements, the academic calendar, etc.Campus Senate Website