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Anna Dilger, Interim Associate Dean – 125 Mumford 

adilger2@illinois.edu

Academic Programs Administration
Academy of Teaching Excellence and Teaching College Course
ACES ACCESS
Explore ACES
IGNITE
James Scholars Honor Programs
Oversee Recruitment Efforts
 

David Rosch, Interim Associate Dean – 125 Mumford 

dmrosch@illinois.edu

Academic Programs Administration
ACES Leadership Program
ACES Professional Science Master’s Programs
Agricultural Education Program
Agricultural Communications Program liaison
Oversee Records and Registration
Scholarship Administration

 

Melinda Schaefer, Administrative Assistant – 125 Mumford Hall
mschaefr@illinois.edu

Supports Associate Deans Dilger and Rosch
   

Jessa Barnard, Director of Study Abroad - 123 Mumford 
jbecker2@illinois.edu

Study Abroad Programs                            
International Student Exchange Programs
Faculty Development for Internationalization of Curriculum
Arlys Conrad International Teaching Enhancement Award Program
Domestic Field Trip Waivers and Liability

Lisa Burgoon, Director, Minor in Leadership Studies – 115 LIAC
burgoon@illinois.edu

Advise Leadership Studies Minor Students
Support the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Minor
Instructor-Agricultural Leadership Education
 

Robert Chappell, Office Support Specialist – 128 Mumford 
rchappel@illinois.edu

Supports Honors, and James Scholars
Supports Courses and Curricula
Undergrad Records 

 

 

Susan Coppess, Undergraduate Coordinator for Recruitment – 128 Mumford
scoppess@illinois.edu

Jean Drasgow, Director of Career Services – 115 LIAC
jdrasgow@illinois.edu

Career Development and On-Campus Recruiting
ACES Career Fair
First Destination Survey
Employer Relations
Convocation and Recognition of December Graduates

Oliver Ferguson, Project Manager, Education Abroad Programs – 123 Mumford
rofergus@illinois.edu

Study Abroad Advising
Promoting Study Abroad Opportunities
Provide pre-departure orientation

Brianna Gregg, Data Analyst and Marketing Coordinator – 128 Mumford
bjgray2@illinois.edu

Data Report Requests    
Maintain Student Records
DARS Audits
Degree Certification

Betsy Lancaster, Office Support Specialist – 128 Mumford  
betsy1@illinois.edu

Supports Assistant Deans and Admissions and Records personnel
Undergrad Recs                     
FAIR Academic Integrity System
Electronic bulletin boards

Mary Lowry, Assistant Dean – 128 Mumford
lowry@illinois.edu

Courses and Curricula; Academic Catalog
Academic Integrity
Course Articulation Approvals
Academic Records, DARS, uAchieve
Petitions

Casey McFadden, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment – 122a Mumford
caseylm@illinois.edu

Community College Liaison
Parkland Pathways to Illinois
Transfer Recruitment and Pre-Advising

Cory Ohms, Assistant Dean – 128 Mumford 
cohms@illinois.edu

Student Admissions and Re-entry
New Student Registration and Orientation
Student Records, DARS, DARWin
Petitions
Advising Coordinators

Diana Rodriguez,  Coordinator, Urban Ag Education in Chicago
drodrgz1@illinois.edu

Outreach to high schools throughout Chicago
Promote ACES pre-college  S.T.E.M programs
Conduct outreach to the  Chicago City Colleges
Coordinate campus visits by Chicago based groups
Build Collaboration with Chicago-based community agencies an organization

Jesse Thompson, Assistant Dean, Diversity Programs – 128 Mumford   
jthomps5@illinois.edu

Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Retention
Urban Ag Education Programming
Pre-College S.T.E.M. initiatives
Inclusive Illinois ACES and Campus Programming
Graduate Student Recruitment and Institutional Collaboration

 

Emily Ade, Academic Programs Graduate Assistant
ACES Visits Manager - 128 Mumford Hall

 

Greg French, Study Abroad Graduate Advisor- 123 Mumford 
gfrench2@illinois.edu