Corporate Relations Network

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB)

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) is where science meets society - an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges.

Tracy Parish

Tracy Parish

Director of External Relations and Strategic Partnerships

(217) 265-0880

tparish@illinois.edu

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is a partnership between Carle Health system, an Urbana-based system of hospitals and physician groups, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the country’s top public research universities.

Jessica Breitbarth

Jessica Breitbarth

Associate Dean for Advancement

jhbreit@illinois.edu

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has a long history with the University of Illinois. Today, it is highly respected for its reputation of excellence in teaching, research, and outreach programs.

College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)

The mission of the College of Applied Health Sciences is to advance research, instruction and public engagement that promotes the development of healthy, livable communities, facilitates optimal living with disability and promotes health and wellness across the lifespan and throughout a diverse society.

Jean Driscoll

Jean Driscoll

Assistant Dean for Advancement

jdris@illinois.edu

College of Education

The College of Education addresses the challenges facing today's learners by advancing knowledge and impacting policy through research, teaching, and outreach.

Lisa Denson

Lisa Denson

Assistant Dean for Advancement

217-300-2752

lkdenson@illinois.edu

College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA)

The College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois is singular in the nation for its diversity, innovation, and breadth. Home to creative thinkers in the performing, visual, design, and environmental arts, our college encourages daring collaborations and deeper cultural understanding.

Bethany Whoric

Bethany Whoric

Assistant Director of Advancement, Krannert Center Corporate Relations

217-300-6042

bbwhoric@illinois.edu

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of LAS offers a number of opportunities for companies to engage with our outstanding students and faculty. With 615 tenure system faculty and nearly 15,000 students enrolled in 37 academic departments that offer more than 70 majors, the college offers many opportunities to connect with talented students and pursue groundbreaking research collaborations.

Gies College of Business

For more than 100 years, Gies Business has intentionally designed its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions.

Barry Dickerson

Barry Dickerson

Senior Director, Corporate Relations

217-244-1678

bdickers@illinois.edu

Grainger College of Engineering

The world's top companies are drawn to The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign because of our global reputation for leadership in engineering research and education.

Kent Studer

Kent Studer

Senior Director of Corporate Relations

(217) 300-4567

kstuder@illinois.edu

Melissa Ong

Melissa Ong

Assistant Director Corporate Relations

(217) 300-1585

melissao@illinois.edu

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Current research focus areas include digital agriculture, bio and health sciences, earth and environment, astronomy, plus many more.

Alaina Kanfer

Alaina Kanfer

Assistant Director for Strategic Partnership Development

(217) 244-0876

akanfer@illinois.edu

Research Institutes

The vibrant research community at Illinois is home to a number of research institutes, centers, and programs. Using innovative approaches, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, our researchers work to translate insights on problems such as global sustainability, feeding the world, and fighting poverty and disease into innovative products and technologies, policy recommendations with impact, and advances in education and community engagement.

Erin Kirby

Erin Kirby

Senior Director of Advancement, Research Institutes

ekirby2@illinois.edu

Research Park

The Research Park at the University of Illinois is a leading innovation hub for technology commercialization with a unique environment that cultivates startups and increases capabilities for established companies. The mixed-use composition promotes creative collisions and interdisciplinary collaborations, strengthening the bridge between campus and community.

Laura Appenzeller

Laura Appenzeller

Executive Director at the University of Illinois Research Park

217-333-8323

lfrerich@illinois.edu

School of Information Sciences

When you engage with the iSchool, you make a difference. Whether you’re an employer or an alum—or both—your expertise, perspective, and feedback add a valuable dimension to our programming and to our students’ experiences. These connections change lives and shape the future of information in the workplace and beyond.

daniellewilberg

Danielle Wilberg

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

217-333-9829

dwilberg@illinois.edu

 Michele Plante

Michele Plante

Assistant Director of Employer Relations

(217) 333-1102

mplante@illinois.edu

School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER)

A recognized leader in education and research, the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) prepares students for exciting careers in human resources and industrial relations.

Siebel Center for Design (SC4D)

Our mission at the Siebel Center for Design is to foster multidisciplinary collaborations across campus, using design thinking as an approach to promote human-centered design and mandated quick iterations.

Kendra Wieneke

Kendra Wieneke

Associate Director of Business Development and Advancement

kwieneke@illinois.edu