Associate Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Kim Kidwell was named the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s associate chancellor for strategic partnerships and initiatives in 2021 after serving nearly five years as dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
Kidwell’s main focus is on high priority initiatives with multiple stakeholders, such as the Next 150 strategic plan and campus investments, along with the Illinois Innovation Network and Discovery Partners Institute. Her priorities will include development of new public-private partnerships in data-driven agriculture and personalized nutrition and establishment of a more robust state support network for rural health and nutrition.