College of LAS « Illinois

College-level advising

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

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesdays
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

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

Gretchen Pein-Baloun Gretchen Pein Baloun
Director of student service operations
(217) 333-9836

Allison PerryAllison Perry
Office manager
(217) 333-9552

Allison BransonAllison Branson
Staff Clerk
(217) 244-6877

Academic advising, general

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

Kristy Valentin Kristy Valentin
Academic advisor for transfer students/re-entry coordinator
(217) 244-6973

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

Joe Murphy Joe Murphy

Anna Maksin

Jeanine Meyer Jeanine Meyer

Doreen TurnerDoreen Turner

Melissa KisubikarMelissa Kisubika
Retention specialist

Recruitment and admissions
(217) 333-1703

Jonathan ElugbadeboJonathan Elugbadebo
Associate director of recruitment and admissions

Erica KouryErica Koury
Assistant director of recruitment and admissions

Aaron SmithM. Aaron Smith
Office support specialist

Secondary education programs
(217) 333-2800

Allison Perry Allison Perry
Office manager
(217) 333-9552

International education

Nicole LamersNicole Lamers
International education specialist

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

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

Honors and awards

View Honors webpage

Amanda PurnellAmanda Purnell
Associate director of LAS Honors

Allison Holden
Assistant director of LAS Honors

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