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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation - Administration

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400 Swanlund Admin Bldg
601 E. John
M/C 304
Champaign, IL  61820-5711  (map)


The OVCR provides leadership and oversight for research at Illinois, an enterprise that had sponsored research and development expenditures of $620 million for FY16. In addition to overarching planning, policy development, and management, the OVCR provides guidance for portfolio units and works to promote coordination, lead change, and ensure modern and compliant processes and professional services.

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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Swanlund Administration Building, 601 E John, C, MC-304
Phone: 333-0034      
Fax: 244-3716

Interim Vice Chancellor: Susan Martinis, 420 Swanlund, MC-304, 333-0034
Adm Aide: Juan Chambers, 422 Swanlund, MC-304, 333-0034

Executive Associate Vice Chancellor: Melanie J. Loots, 419 Swanlund, MC-304, 333-0034 

Associate Vice Chancellors:

  • Pradeep Khanna, 330 Illini Union Bookstore, MC-319, 244-7472
  • Jan Novakofski, 405 Swanlund, MC-304, 333-6181
  • Dave Richardson, 1901 S. First Street, Suite A, MC-685, 300-7191

Assistant Vice Chancellor: Sharee Robinson, 416 Swanlund, MC-304, 244-4430

Director of Research Communications: Melissa Edwards, 422 Swanlund, MC-304, 265-5446

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