IIN Council

The purpose of the Illinois Innovation Network Council is to oversee and guide the activities of the Illinois Innovation Network driving research and innovation, workforce development, and economic growth throughout the state utilizing collaborative research, public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship, and educational and training programs.

Jerry Blazey

JERRY BLAZEY

Vice president for research and innovation partnerships

Northern Illinois University

Chair, IIN Council

TJ Augustine

TJ AUGUSTINE

Vice chancellor for innovation

University of Illinois at Chicago

Mike Bedell

MIKE BEDELL

Dean of the College of Business and Technology

Northeastern Illinois University

Beth Cada

BETH CADA

Provost and vice president of academic affairs

Governors State University

Denise Cobb

DENISE COBB

Provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Mary Daniels

LESLIE ROUNDTREE

Interim provost and vice president, academic affairs

Chicago State University

Ryan Hendrickson

RYAN HENDRICKSON

Vice provost of sponsored research

Eastern Illinois University

Pradeep Khanna

PRADEEP KHANNA

Interim associate vice president for corporate & international relations, University of Illinois System

International dollaborations, Discovery Partners Institute

Gary Kinsel

GARY KINSEL

Vice chancellor for research

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Susan Martinis

SUSAN MARTINIS

Vice chancellor for research and innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Craig McLauchlan

CRAIG MCLAUCHLAN

Associate vice president for research and graduate studies

Illinois State University

Chris Merrett

CHRIS MERRETT

Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Western Illinois University

Bruce Sommer

BRUCE SOMMER

Director of economic development and innovation

University of Illinois at Springfield

Ryan Spain

PAUL LEAMON

Executive director

Distillery Labs

Alex Stagnaro-Green

ALEX STAGNARO-GREEN

Regional Dean

UIC Health Sciences Rockford