Responsibilities

  • Support the President by overseeing external commitments and relationships, facilitating access to the President, and coordinating projects and initiatives
  • Serve as system liaison with external constituencies including local officials, business owners, education administrators, Board of Trustees, University System colleagues, community and corporate leaders, alumni and others
  • Initiate, write and administer University System grants (most recently IBHE Grow Your Own)
  • Design, develop, and launch System Great School S.I. initiative
  • Design, develop, and launch SIU Leadership Council of 100
  • Launch inaugural SIU System/City/County Lobby Day in Washington D.C. for Carbondale and Edwardsville
  • Advance university system relations with community colleges, Regional Offices of Education, and school districts
  • Conduct periodic system analysis for President/Board to improve efficiency, effectiveness & accountability of system
  • Support President in formulating, implementing and tracking strategic system goals
  • Coordinate system international recruiting initiatives
  • Promote system, campus, and community economic development
  • Plan, develop, and implement system external goals and projects 
  • Prepare status reports on system project plans, progress, and results of activities