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Staff Members

Contact Information

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Phone: (217) 782-2551
Fax: (217) 782-8548
TTY:  (888) 261-2881

General Information:
Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359
Link to the Online Complaint System:
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Staff Members

Name Job Title Phone Number
Al Bowman Executive Director 217/782-2551
Cindy Deitsch Board Secretary/Executive Director's Executive Assistant 217/557-7380
Emily Chase Support Staff 217/557-7381
Academic Affairs
Name Job Title Phone Number
Stephanie Bernoteit Deputy Director 217/557-7377
Kim Midden Support Staff 217/557-7382
Degree Granting
Gretchen Lohman Senior Associate Director 217/524-5829
Malinda Aiello Associate Director 217/557-7355
Sophia Gehlhausen Anderson Assistant Director 217/557-7352
Nkechi Onwuameze Associate Director 217/557-7357
Amy Spies Assistant Director 217/557-7356
Private Business and Vocational Schools
Nina Tangman Senior Associate Director 217/524-8982
Adam Campbell Assistant Director 217/557-7342
James Matthew Assistant Director 217/524-1487
Michelle Shaver Assistant Director 217/557-7339
Heidi Farris Assistant Director 217/557-7386
Diversity and Outreach
Name Job Title Phone Number
Arthur Sutton Deputy Director 217/557-7347
Brook Stewart Assistant Director 217/557-6360
Bonnie Gaul Support Staff 217/558-2514
External Relations
Name Job Title Phone Number
Melissa Hahn Public Information Officer 217/557-7354
Emily Chase Support Staff 217/557-7381
Fiscal Affairs & Budgeting
Name Job Title Phone Number
Nyle Robinson Deputy Director 217/557-7353
Fiscal Affairs
Jerry Lazzara Fiscal Analyst 217/557-7349
Amanda Long Fiscal Analyst 217/557-7383
Budget Office
Bruce Bennett Budget Officer 217/557-7344
Carol Mullen Assistant Budget Officer 217/557-7346
Tracy Rembusch Budget Analyst 217/557-7351
Grant Administration
Position Vacant Grants Administrator 217/557-7385
Position Vacant Support Staff 217/557-7385
Information Management & Research
Name Job Title Phone Number
Eric Lichtenberger Deputy Director 217/557-7375
Institutional Research
David Smalley Associate Director 217/557-7337
Corey Hankins Institutional Research Analyst 217/524-0232
Information Management
Billie Edson Associate Director 217/557-7348
Harry Weaver Associate Director 217/557-7360
David Antonacci Associate Director 217/524-2013
Angel R Medina Web Specialist II 217/557-7384
Legislative Affairs
Name Job Title Phone Number
Jaimee Ray Senior Associate Director 217/557-7334
Office Administration
Name Job Title Phone Number
Charles Bowden Support Staff 217/557-7370
Donna Logan Support Staff 217/782-2551
Policy Studies
Name Job Title Phone Number
Karen Helland Senior Associate Director 217/557-7358