Message from the Dean

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Dean Ballom is on leave. Please call (217) 333-2121 or email

The Office of the Dean of Students seeks to facilitate the integration of the academic experience of students with all aspects of university and student life. The Office facilitates interactions among students, faculty and staff to promote a campus climate which supports students' academic success and their personal and professional development. As Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, I am committed to the holistic development of our students through delivery of innovative programs and services which are responsive to the needs of students, address emerging policy issues, and foster community-building.

We invite you to stay a while and browse our website to learn more about the high-quality programs and services of the Office of the Dean of Students, and the dedicated staff who bring them to you. We welcome your partnership in building a community which is enriched by our diversity and sustained by civility and mutual respect. We hope your visit will inspire you to join us.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Kenneth T. Ballom
Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Dean Ballom