Leadership

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.

Chancellor Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vice President, University of Illinois

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.

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John Wilkin

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

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.

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Peter Schiffer

Vice Chancellor for Research

The Vice Chancellor for Research is the 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.

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C. Renee Romano

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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.

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Barry Benson

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement is the senior advancement officer for the campus with a split reporting role to the chancellor and to the president of the University of Illinois Foundation.

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