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

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Luke Mudd
Interim Dean of Academic Affairs

College of Lake County
Ali O’Brien
Assistant Vice President for Educational Affairs

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

De Paul 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

Illinois State University
Maria Luisa Zamudio-Mainou
Director, TPTEL Program

Kendall College
Paul Busceni
Dean of Education

National Louis University
Ignacio Lopez
Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Faculty Development

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

Northeastern Illinois University
Mark McKernin
Acting Vice 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
James Allen
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

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

Trinity International University
Tom Cornman
Vice President for Academic Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago
Gayla Stoner
Executive Director, 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

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