University of Illinois Alumni Association

Founded in 1872, the University of Illinois Alumni Association is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its purpose is to foster and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the University of Illinois and its global alumni community.

Mission Statement

The University of Illinois Alumni Association will strive to enhance all three campuses by connecting, inspiring and celebrating its highly diverse, global alumni base in an innovative, disciplined and measurable manner.

Vision Statement

The University of Illinois Alumni Association will serve as a compelling and collaborative advocate for all three campuses by creating a broadly inclusive, highly informed and significantly engaged network of dedicated alumni.

Board of Directors

  • Chairman

    William Stratton '85 LAS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Partner, White, Roberts & Stratton, Inc. Executive Search Consultants
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Ex officio on all
  • Vice Chairman

    Steve Van Arsdell '72 BUS, MAS '73 BUS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Chairman and CEO, Deloitte & Touche, LLP (Retired)
    • Naperville, IL
    • Board Committees: Executive, Finance, History and Traditions, Trustee Recommendation
  • Immediate Past Chairman

    Mark Filip '88 LAS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
    • Winnetka, IL
    • Board Committees: Executive, Trustee Recommendation

Directors

  • Amy Linton Barklam '94 BUS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Ockham, Surrey, England
    • Board Committees: Awards, Urbana CAAB
  • Pat Basu '00 ENG, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Chief Medical Officer, Doctor on Demand
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: History and Traditions, Urbana CAAB
  • Andrea L. Darlas '94 MEDIA, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • News Anchor and Reporter, WGN-AM Radio
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Urbana CAAB, Operations
  • Angela Boeker Eckert '94 ACES, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Vice President, Retail Operations, Eckert’s Country Store and Garden Center
    • Belleville, IL
    • Board Committees: History and Traditions
  • William D. Forsyth III '86 BUS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • President and Founder, Frontier Partners, Inc.
    • Winnetka, IL
    • Board Committees: Executive, Finance, History and Traditions, Nominating, Trustee Recommendation
  • Alfred G. Harms Jr. '71 LAS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    • Sanford, FL
    • Board Committees: Operations, Trustee Recommendation
  • Robert G. Kennedy '78 ENG, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • President and Co-CEO, C-SPAN
    • Great Falls, VA
    • Board Committees: Advocacy, History and Traditions
  • Bridget Lamont '72 LIS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Springfield, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy, Executive, History and Traditions, Nominating, Operations, Trustee Recommendation
  • Greg Lykins ’69 BUS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Chairman of the Board, First Busey Corporation
    • Champaign, IL
  • Louis A. Margaglione '92 FAA, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Senior Vice President, Bank of Montreal/Harris Bank
    • Wheaton, IL
    • Board Committees: History and Traditions, Urbana CAAB, Nominating, Operations
  • Mary Maryland, PHD '94 NURS, Chicago Campus

    • Director Physician Practice, Mile Square Health Center, Univ. of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
    • Oak Park, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy, UIC CAAB, Nominating
  • Bill Merchantz '79 CBA, Chicago Campus

    • CEO, Lakeview Asset Management
    • Hinsdale, IL
    • Board Committees: Finance, Operations
  • Wilbur Milhouse III '94 ENG, MS '95 ENG, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • President and CEO, Milhouse Engineering & Construction
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Audit
  • John F. Ochoa '78 AA, Chicago Campus

    • President and CEO, FGM Architects, Inc.
    • Hinsdale, IL
    • Board Committees: UIC CAAB, Operations
  • Prabha Parameswaran '89 BUS, JD '93 LAW, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Manager and Corporate Counsel, Complex Transactions – Legal, Accenture
    • Evanston, IL
    • Board Committees: History and Traditions, Operations
  • Julie Scott '85 BUS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • President, CEO and Founder, CTS Holdings, Inc.
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Operations
  • Thom Serafin '73 LAS, MA '93 PAA, Springfield Campus

    • Founder and CEO, Serafin & Associates
    • La Grange Park, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy, Awards, UIS CAAB, Nominating
  • Peter Skosey, MUPP '93 CUPPA, Chicago Campus

    • Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy
  • Janine Jones Smith '93 LAS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Vice President, Government Relations, Hershey Co.
    • Silver Spring, MD
    • Board Committees: Urbana CAAB, Operations
  • Julie Smolyansky '96 LAS, Chicago Campus

    • President and CEO, Lifeway Foods, Inc.
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: UIC CAAB
  • Judith Sutfin '84 CBA, Chicago Campus

    • Wheaton, IL
    • Board Committees: Finance
  • Randall F. Witter, MPA '82 PAA, Springfield Campus

    • President, Cook-Witter, Inc.
    • Springfield, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy
  • Bo Zhang, MS '92 ACES, PHD '99 ACES, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Chairman and CEO, American Electronic Products
    • Beijing, China
    • Board Committees: Awards

Ex Officio Members

  • Michael D. Amiridis

    • Chancellor, Chicago Campus | Vice President, University of Illinois
  • Thomas R. Bearrows '79 LAS, JD '82 LAW, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • University Counsel, University of Illinois
  • Tom Hardy

    • Executive Director, University Relations, University of Illinois
  • Timothy L. Killeen

    • President, University of Illinois
  • Walter Knorr

    • Vice President, CFO and Comptroller, University of Illinois
  • Susan J. Koch

    • Chancellor, Springfield Campus | Vice President, University of Illinois
  • Jill Smart '81 BUS, Urbana-Champaign Campus

    • Board of Trustees Representative, University of Illinos
  • Loren R. Taylor

    • President and CEO, University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • Barbara Wilson

    • Interim Chancellor, Urbana-Champaign Campus