Chancellor and Immediate Staff
Office of the Chancellor
- Phyllis Mischo, Assistant to the Chancellor
- Adam Bear, Administrative Aide
- Karen Bilbo, Office Manager
Advisor to the Chancellor on faculty and academic affairs, including serving as the Chancellor’s liaison to the Academic Senate, Illinois Board of Higher Education, and Association of Public Land-Grant Universities; responsible for assisting with the strategic plan and annual report of campus goals.
Chancellor’s liaison to the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and public safety; advising and liaison for governmental relations; Chancellor’s liaison to the Champaign County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Economic Development Corporation; University’s representative on regional emergency planning agencies.
- Laura Wilhelm-Barr, Senior Director of Special Events
Planning, budgeting and implementing major campus events, including Commencement
Campus spokeswoman; responsible for the Office of Public Affairs and its units: News Bureau, Creative Services, Web Services, Video Services, Big Ten Network productions, and the UI-7 Cable TV station; Illinois Identity Standards.
Responsible for Public Engagement, Sustainability Initiatives, Corporate Relations, and the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss.
Chancellor's liaison to the Board of Trustees and University administration; advisor to the Chancellor on diversity, governance, and strategic initiatives; and responsible for oversight of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access.