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

Gary Kinsel

GARY KINSEL

Vice chancellor for research

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Denise Cobb

DENISE COBB

Provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Ryan Hendrickson

RYAN HENDRICKSON

Vice provost of sponsored research

Eastern Illinois University

Susan Martinis

SUSAN MARTINIS

Vice chancellor for research and innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

TJ Augustine

TJ AUGUSTINE

Vice chancellor for innovation

University of Illinois at Chicago

Bruce Sommer

BRUCE SOMMER

Director of economic development and innovation

University of Illinois at Springfield

Joe Rives

JOE RIVES

Senior vice president for strategic planning and initiatives

Western Illinois University

John Baur

JOHN BAUR

Associate vice president for research and graduate studies

Illinois State University

Mary Daniels

MARY DANIELS

Associate provost for academic innovation and strategic initiatives

Chicago State University

Mike Bedell

MIKE BEDELL

Dean of marketing and management

Northeastern Illinois University

Matt Bell

MATT BELL

Managing director

Discovery Partners Institute

Beth Cada

BETH CADA

Provost and vice president of academic affairs

Governors State University

Ryan Spain

RYAN SPAIN

Vice president, economic development

OSF Healthcare

Peoria Innovation Hub

Alex Stagnaro-Green

ALEX STAGNARO-GREEN

Regional Dean

UIC Health Sciences Rockford