Senior Director of Special Events, Office of the Chancellor
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Laura Wilhelm-Barr is senior director of special events and leads the team that produces and manages university-wide special events, including commencement, new student convocation, groundbreakings, dedications, pregame donor events, regional advancement events, high-level government events, and other gatherings hosted by the chancellor. When not at an event, she enjoys watching her son Liam’s football games and walking Prancer the Aussiedoodle with her husband Jon.