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Sally Mason, President
Started: August 2007

President Mason will retire on July 31 after eight years. During her time at the UI, Mason faced several issues, including the 2008 flooding, which damaged several university buildings. In addition, implemented a revised six point plan to combat sexual assault after a series of protests, and also met with students to discuss diversity issues and how to solve those problems.

Jean Robillard, Interim President
Starts: August 2015

Interim President Robillard will begin his new position in August after being appointed in April of this year. Robillard has served as the UI vice president for Medical Affairs since 2007. Originally from Quebec, the 71-year-old has held several positions at the UI from an assistant professor to dean of the UI College of Medicine. In addition to serving as interim president, Robilliard is also the head of the Presidential Search Committee.

Tom Rocklin, Vice President for Student life
Started: September 2008

Rocklin has held his current position for 7 years. As VP of Student Life, Rocklin oversees several campus initiatives such plans that help reduce binge drinking and another that fosters students’ understandings of the roles they have in a multicultural and global society. Rocklin has held several positions since he first began working at the UI in 1986, such as a professor in the UI College of Education and vice provost.

P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost
Started: May 2011

Though Provost Butler has held his current position for four years, he has been with the UI since 1984. Butler has served as dean of the UI College of Engineering, and currently serves on the boards of several state and national technology-based organizations, including the American Wind Energy Association.

Chaden Djalali, dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Started: August 2012

Djalali is the 12th dean of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Science. Prior to coming to the UI, Djalali was faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina.

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