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The Illinois Professional Series

The Illinois Professional campaign was created by Illinois Human Resources to showcase the value of all employees regardless of classification at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We value, respect, and support all employees and emphasize the diverse ways that employees carry out and support the university’s mission.

Meet Adrian Flowers, a passionate Grounds Worker at the University of Illinois for 15 years. From transforming dirt into beautiful landscapes to earning accolades for his work, Adrian’s dedication ensures a world-class campus appearance. Join us in celebrating his commitment and the smiles he brings to the university community.

Meet Santiago Nunez-Corrales, a research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He leads quantum computing initiatives, aiming to make this technology accessible to all. Santiago’s background in computer science fuels his passion for tackling complex problems, such as climate change and healthcare, with quantum solutions. Join us in exploring his journey as an Illinois professional.

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Illini Insight Podcast

Illini Insight, a new podcast featuring interviews with Illinois staff professionals. Each episode will offer valuable insights and advice from these experts as they share their career paths, achievements, and more. Join us as we showcase the expertise and achievements of the university’s talented staff and offer an inside look at their careers. Whether you’re just starting out or looking for inspiration.

Grab your coffee or tea and join us for an engaging conversation on Illini Insight.

In this episode of Illini Insight, Don Marrow shares a remarkable journey from starting in a campus machine shop to transitioning into finance. The discussion highlights the importance of continuous learning, professional development. Don provides valuable advice for aspiring professionals on the significance of soft skills and mentorship, while also offering insights into the role and mission of the School of Chemical Sciences and how the field of finance has evolved to emphasize strategic thinking and communication.

In this episode, we sit down with John Laskowski, the User Experience and Web Strategy Coordinator at the university’s library. John shares insights into his role, emphasizing the importance of putting users at the forefront of design and fostering inclusivity. He discusses the library’s innovative approach to engaging with students and improving accessibility. Join us as we delve into John’s passion for creating meaningful experiences and supporting the university’s mission of diversity and empowerment.

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