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University Leadership

Leading Strong

Investing in Tomorrow’s Future, Today

Great leadership is key to building and maintaining a successful university. Our leaders at Urbana University are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for students, faculty and staff, and to achieving educational goals.



Dr. Craig Meredith, Chief Academic Officer, Dean, College of Arts, Science and Education
Ms. Kelly Evans-Wilson, Director of Assessment and Academic Quality 


Dr. Christopher Washington, EVP and Provost 

Mr. Joshua Derrick Brashears, Director of Facilities
Mr. Nick Christian, Executive Director of Student Affairs
Ms. Ellen Clapp, Controller
Ms. Goldie Langley, Director of Financial Aid
Ms. Evelyn Levino, Chief of Staff
Ms. Cassie Newcomer, Assistant Registrar
Ms. Sandhya Warrier, Human Resources Generalist
Dr. Brock Schroeder, Executive Director of Admissions and Programs
Mr. Curtis Smith, Security Manager

Athletic Administration

Mr. Larry Cox, Executive Director of Athletics
Ms. Nikki Pluger, Associate Athletic Director of Compliance/SWA

Advisory Board

The Urbana Board of Advisors serves in a consulting capacity to the Urbana University Branch Campus leadership. The Board of Advisors provides input on matters specific to the Branch Campus community, including but not limited to strategic partnerships, fundraising resources, community relationships, student recruitment, and academic program offerings.

Board Members

Marcia Bailey, Director, Champaign Economic Partnership

Audra Bean, Administrative Director, Champaign Residential Services, Inc.

Ryan Berry, Owner and Entrepreneur, Berry Digital Solutions

The Rev. Elizabeth Coffman, Clinical Counselor, Positive Perspectives Counseling Center - Minister, Urbana Swedenborgian Church 

Mary Duchi, Vice President (retired), Battelle Memorial Institute

Angelo Frole, CSC, Columbus State Community College, Dean of the Business and Engineering Technologies

John (J.C.) Wallace, President, Troy Development Council and Troy Area Chamber of Commerce

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