List of Chancellors of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Chancellors of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign are individuals who serve in the top position of the university. The office, originally known as "President," was changed to "Chancellor" in 1967 following creation by President David D. Henry. Jack Peltason was appointed by then as the first Chancellor.[1] This then split the responsibility of oversight of the Urbana-Champaign campus. The title "President of The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign" now refers to the president of the entire University of Illinois system. The current Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is interim Barbara J. Wilson.[2] The President of the University of Illinois system resides in the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area in the President's house, while the Chancellor is not given a specific house on the campus but resides in the area.

List of Presidents and Chancellors

John Milton Gregory

Illinois Industrial University

Thomas J. Burrill, 3rd President of the University of Illinois.
Illinois Industrial University[3] Years
John Milton Gregory 18671880
Selim H. Peabody 18801891

University of Illinois

Presidents of the University of Illinois[3] Years
Selim H. Peabody 18801891
Thomas J. Burrill 18911894
Andrew S. Draper 18941904
Edmund J. James 19041920
David Kinley 19201930
Harry W. Chase 19301933
Arthur H. Daniels 19331934
Arthur C. Willard 19341946
George D. Stoddard 19461953
Lloyd Morey 19531955
David D. Henry 19551971

Chancellors of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Chancellor of the UIUC[3] Years
Jack Peltason[4] 19671977
Morton W. Weir acting, 1977 and 19871988
William P. Gerberding 19781979
John E. Cribbet acting, 1979 chancellor, 19791984
Thomas Eugene Everhart 19841987
Morton W. Weir 19881993
Michael Aiken 19932001
Nancy Cantor 20012004
Richard Herman 20042009
Robert A. Easter acting 20092011
Phyllis Wise 20112015
Barbara J. Wilson acting, 20152016
Robert J. Jones 2016present[5]


  1. "Henry 1955-1971". University of Illinois System. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. "Office of The Chancelor". Office of The Chancelor. UIUC. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 "University Presidents". Retrieved October 14, 2007.
  4. Wood, Paul (2015-03-21). "First chancellor of Urbana campus, Jack Peltason, dies at 91". News Gazette. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. "Office of the Chancellor: Meet the Chancellor". Retrieved December 2, 2016.
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