University of Illinois System names new executive vice president

Barbara J. Wilson (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer)

Barbara J. Wilson has been named executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs of the three-university U of I System, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. In this role, she will serve as second-in-command to U of I System President Timothy Killeen, overseeing the institution’s academic and budgetary operations. Wilson also will collaborate with chancellors, provosts, faculty and academic staff on educational and student programs.

Wilson, a faculty member and administrator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2000, currently serves as interim chancellor for that campus.