About University Center

Council of Member Institutions

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The Council of Member Institutions is composed of institutional representatives appointed by the chief officer of each of the member institutions plus the College of Lake County. The Council of Member Institutions elects its chairperson and such other officers as it sees fit, except that the chairperson, as a Governing Board member, cannot serve more than three consecutive two-year terms. The Council considers a variety of matters including recommendations from various Center committees, and in turn advises and assists the Board in matters such as:

  • facilitating inter-institutional communication.
  • coordinating academic programs.
  • identifying needed instructional support facilities and services.
  • assessing local needs.
  • electing representatives to the Governing Board.

Current CMI Representatives

Benedictine University
Michelle Koppitz
Vice President, Adult & Professional Programs

College of Lake County
Jeff Stomper
Interim Assistant Vice President for Educational Affairs/ Dean of Business & Social Sciences

Concordia University Chicago
Carol Reiseck
Assistant Dean, College of Innovative and Professional Programs

DePaul University
Lois Bishop
Director, Community College Partnerships

Dominican University
Matthew J. Hlinak, Chair
Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies & Special Initiatives

Eastern Illinois University
Jeff Cross
Interim Dean, School of Continuing Education

Elmhurst College
Timothy J. Panfil
Director, Enrollment Management & Graduate Studies

Kendall College
Neal Green
Interim Program Director, School of Education

National Louis University
Pamela Walker
Director of Community College Partnerships


North Park University
Wesley Lindahl
Dean and Nils Axelson Professor of Nonprofit Management, School of Business & Nonprofit Management

Northeastern Illinois University
R. Shayne Cofer
Acting Associate Provost

Northern Illinois University
Terry Borg
Director, External & Global Programs, College of Education

Olivet Nazarene University
Laura Dreyer
Director of Educational Partnerships

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mandara Savage
Executive Director, SIU Extended Campus

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
P. Denise Cobb
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Trinity International University
Tom Cornman
Vice President for Academic Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago
Beth Craig
Director of Program Development, UIC Extended Campus

University of Illinois Springfield
Kathy Johnson, Vice-Chair
Regional Director, University Academic Programs & Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Karen Bollinger
Assistant Director, Marketing & Strategic Communication, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Webster University
David Ramey
Senior Director

Western Illinois University
Dean Halvorson
Professor,  Educational Leadership



Download our Degree Program Proposal Form for Face-to-face, blended, or interactive videoconferenced degrees (revised 8.813).


Download our Program Proposal form for Online Degrees (revised 8.8.13)


Download our Certificate Program (Online or F2F or Blended) Proposal Form (revised 8.8.13)


Download our Application for Institutional Membership (revised 8.8.13)


Download the CMI Guidelines for Program Approval