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Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Jewish and Campus Life

The Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Jewish and Campus Life is charged by the chancellor to help to identify opportunities to improve and sustain the campus environment and to provide guidance on how we as a university can advance our commitment to an inclusive community where all feel welcome.

Members of the Advisory Council serve for terms of two years and is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as representatives from the Jewish community. The Advisory Council meets periodically throughout the academic year and is administratively supported and staffed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Current Members (2022–2023)

  • Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, Director, Chabad Center, Co-Chair
  • Richard Herman, Former Chancellor, U of I, Co-Chair
  • Jared London, Student
  • Steve Miller, U of I Business Graduate
  • Lizy Mostowski, Student
  • Dana Rabin, Professor, History
  • Lorelei Rosenthal, Community Member
  • Richard Ross, Professor, Law, History
  • Chelsea Birchmier, Psychology Graduate Student
  • Jonathan Druker, Community Member
  • Mark Neuman, Graduate, LAS
  • Harriet Murav, Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Karen Kramer, Professor, Human Development & Family Studies

Past Members


Richard Herman, Former Chancellor, UIUC, Co-Chair

Erez Cohen, Executive Director of Hillel at the University of Illinois, Co-Chair

Steven Miller, Alum, Gies College of Business, 1987

Lorelei Rosenthal, Community Member, Rosenthal Manufacturing

Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, Director, Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Lizy Mostowski, PhD Student, Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2023

Tyeese Braslavsky, Student, Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2021

Jared M. London, Student, Grainger College of Engineering, 2023

Dana Rabin, Professor, Interim Chair of Department of History

Eugene Avrutin, Professor, Department of History

Michael Parrish, Assistant Director, Academic and Student Services, Gies College of Business