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  Elizabeth H. Tobin is the Dean of the College and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. She oversees the faculty and the curriculum, the Study Abroad and BreakAway Office, Schewe Library, the Registrar’s Office, and Information Technology. Dean Tobin is a scholar of German history, has taught at the college-level for 27 years, and has worked at many levels of college administration. She earned her BA from Swarthmore College in 1973 and her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 1984.

Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the College
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Adam Porter is the Associate Dean of the College. He works with students facing academic or personal difficulties, organizes and leads the Convocation series, helps students obtain fellowships and apply for graduate schools, and collaborates with a wide variety of faculty and students on the issues of the day. Associate Dean Porter is a Professor of Religion and has been at Illinois College since 2000. Professor Porter received his B.A. from Oberlin College,
his M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School and his Ph.D. from Duke University.

Associate Dean of the College

   Professor of Religion
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Elise Meyer is an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs. She works closely with Deans Tobin, Porter, and Jones,  especially on issues relating to the faculty. Her responsibilities include working with Dean Tobin on departmental budgets, tracking expenditures for faculty awards and grants and student/faculty research, the Convocation program, committees, faculty development, and faculty searches. She supervises the academic support staff.  
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Donna Vasquez-O'Brien is an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs. She works closely with Deans Tobin, Porter and  Jones especially on issues relating to students. Her responsibilities include administering the Curriculum Review Committee, and Educational Policies Committee. She also monitors course evaluations, notifications concerning departures, academic status changes, contracts for incomplete grades, and advanced placement scores. She organizes the meeting schedules for Deans and Porter and Jones.
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Helen Kuhn joined the Registrar’s Office in 2004. Her B.S. in Engineering comes from Northwestern University and she served on the Jacksonville District 117 School Board before joining Illinois College. She is the primary handler of incoming transfer work and graduation checks, and she also edits the Catalog.
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