Council of Deans
(Constitution, Article 6.5; Bylaws, Article 9.1)

Membership of Council of Deans

The Council of Deans shall consist of: the executive vice president and provost, chair; the vice provosts; the deans; the dean of the University Libraries; and such additional academic personnel as the executive vice president and provost and the deans shall deem appropriate and necessary to the work of the council. The council members are directly responsible to the executive vice president and provost.

  1. To act as an advisory body to the executive vice president and provost concerning all matters relating to the administration as it affects academic matters;
  2. To serve as a liaison body between the units of the university that they represent and among constituent parts of their respective units;
  3. To initiate policy and to transfer recommendations of academic policy to the president's staff and the University Council.

Council of Deans

The Council of Deans meets on selected Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Altgeld 203.

*Executive Vice President & Provost 
Laurie Elish-Piper
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Alicia Schatteman
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Bárbara González
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Carol Sumner
Executive Director for Institutional Research and Analytics
Greg Barker
Vice President of Research and Innovation Partnerships
Yvonne Harris
Interim Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
Acting Dean, College of Education
William Pitney
Dean, College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
David Grewell
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Kelly Fiala
Dean, College of Law
Cassandra Hill
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Bob Brinkmann
Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Paul Kassel
Dean, Graduate School
Kerry Wilks
Dean, University Libraries
Fred Barnhart
Vice President for Student Affairs
Clint-Michael Reneau
Vice President for International Affairs Kerry Wilks
**Business/Administrative Associate, Office of the Provost Tim Condon
**Vice President, Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications Sol Jensen
**Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost Celeste Latham
**Executive Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Jason Rhode
**Vice President for University Advancement Catherine Squires
**Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Mentoring and Diversity Janice Hamlet
**Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost Mia Hannon
**Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion Joe Flynn
**Vice President for Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development Rena Cotsones

   * chair

   ** guest

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Benjamin Creed
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE

Carrie Kortegast
Faculty Personnel Advisor

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