URO Boards

Our University Related Organizations (UROs) are governed by Boards of Managers comprised of University staff and external members. The links below contain Board meeting notices, agendas, and minutes.


The IllinoisVENTURES Board of Managers works directly with IllinoisVENTURES partners to connect startup companies to people, customers, and capital.


Edward McMillan, Chair
Michael Tokarz, Chair, Illinois Emerging Technology Fund
Dennis Hesch
Guy Padbury
Deb Paul
Sarah Phalen
Todd Lillibridge
Joanna Groden, Vice Chancellor for Research (Chicago)
Susan Martinis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (Urbana-Champaign)
Nathan Hoffmann, Director, Office of Technology Management (Urbana-Champaign)
Suseelan Pookote, Director, Office of Technology Management (Chicago)

Non-Voting Members:

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation
Avijit Ghosh, Interim Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller
Michael Bass, Senior Associate Vice President and Deputy Comptroller
Nancy Sullivan, CEO, Managing Director and Managing Principal, Illinois Ventures

More information on the Board and its members are available on the IllinoisVENTURES website.

Meeting Notices, Agendas, & Minutes