The University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors is responsible for promoting the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. To be considered for an at-large directorship, individuals must be an alumnus/a of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago or University of Illinois at Springfield; be a contributing member of the UI Alumni Association; be able to attend three meetings of the Board of Directors annually at their own expense; and share a positive view of the Association.

The Nominating Committee of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors has selected the following alumni to fill two of the at-large Director vacancies:

  • Michael Harring
    • 1972 LAS (Illinois)
    • Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, North America, John Deere
  • Debbie Roberts
    • 1987 BUS (Illinois)
    • President, Northeast Zone, McDonald’s Corporation

Additional nominations for any office or at-large directorship may be made by petition signed by at least 500 contributing members of the Alumni Association.

For more information or to submit a petition to nominate an alumnus/a for the UI Alumni Association Board of Directors, please contact the UI Alumni Association at 800-355-2586 or