College of LAS « Illinois

College-level advising

LAS Student Academic Affairs
2002 Lincoln Hall
(217) 333-1705
las-studentoffice@illinois.edu
Mailing address: 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., MC-446, Urbana, IL 61801

Summer hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesdays
Regular hours will resume Aug. 17.
Walk-in or by appointment (if you need to consult with a specific dean)

LAS Student Academic Affairs assists students in understanding and applying academic rules and regulations, assesses student academic progress toward degree completion, and assists students in addressing general and specific issues influencing their academic success. Several special LAS academic enrichment and support programs are also housed in this office, as noted below.

Our office strives to cultivate an inclusive environment. Read our Statement of Inclusivity.


Barbara Hancin-Bhatt Barbara Hancin-Bhatt
Associate dean
(217) 333-9552

Bob SteltmanRobert Steltman
Executive assistant dean
(217) 244-6877

Gretchen Pein-Baloun Gretchen Pein Baloun
Assistant dean
(217) 333-9836

Allison PerryAllison Perry
Office administrator
(217) 333-9552

Allison BransonAllison Branson
Staff clerk
(217) 244-6877

Academic advising, general

Kristy Valentin Kristy Valentin
Assistant director of academic advising
(217) 244-6973

Tenaya ReifsteckTenaya Reifsteck
Academic advisor for IPS and concurrent degrees
(217) 265-5139

Steven CoxSteven Cox
Academic advisor for secondary education programs
(217) 300-0806

Ashley PoppyAshley Poppy
Academic advisor for transfer students
(217) 300-7201

Admissions/records officers

Admissions/records officers monitor degree progress, make adjustments to DARS reports, and certify completion of graduation requirements. They are available on a walk-in basis. Individual officers serve students according to the first letter of students' last names. Please read on to learn which officer can help you.

Mary DavisMary Davis
A-Co

Joe Murphy Joe Murphy
Cr-Hh

Anna MaksinAnna Maksin
Hi-Li

Scott Gass Scott Gass
Lj-Pe

Jeanine Meyer Jeanine Meyer
Pf-Su

Doreen TurnerDoreen Turner
Sv-Z

Melissa KisubikarMelissa Kisubika
Retention specialist

Recruitment and admissions

Las-newstudent@illinois.edu
(217) 333-1703

Jonathan ElugbadeboJonathan Elugbadebo
Associate director of recruitment and admissions

Erica EvillaErica Evilla
Assistant director of recruitment and admissions

Secondary education programs

las-studentoffice@illinois.edu
(217) 333-2800

Steven CoxSteven Cox
Academic advisor
(217) 300-0806

Allison PerryAllison Perry
Office administrator
(217) 333-9552

International programs

Nicole LamersNicole Lamers
Assistant dean
(217) 244-0753


Elly HanauerElly Hanauer
Senior program advisor
(217) 300-7867


Kelly WhiteKelly White
Program advisor
(217) 300-5303


First Year Experience; LAS 101 and 102

Murillo Soranso Murillo Soranso
Director, first year experience
(217) 333-1706

Rody Negangard Rody Negangard
Office manager
(217) 333-1706

Career development

Brian NeighborsBrian Neighbors
Director
(217) 300-2146

Rody Negangard Rody Negangard
Office manager
(217) 333-1706

Honors and awards

View Honors webpage

Amanda PurnellAmanda Purnell
Associate director of LAS Honors
(217) 244-6633

Allison HoldenAllison Holden
Assistant director of LAS Honors
(217) 300-4387

Access and Achievement Program (EOP/PAP)

Phone: (217) 333-7717; fax: (217) 333-1045
View AAP webpage

Kimberly Alexander-Brown Kimberly Alexander-Brown
Assistant dean, director of LAS Access and Achievement Program (EOP/PAP)
(217) 333-7717

Pamela Greer Pamela Greer
Senior associate director of LAS Access and Achievement Program (EOP/PAP)
(217) 333-7717

Carla BuchananCarla Buchanan
Office administrator
(217) 333-7717

Catherine Edgar Catherine Edgar
Office support associate
(217) 333-7717

Tonia White-Rose Tonia White-Rose
Office support specialist
(217) 333-7717