Dr. Kim Graber (CHP Director)
On September 13, 2013 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida announced that Dr. Kim Graber agreed to become the next Director of the Campus Honors Program (CHP), pending Board of Trustees approval.
Dr. Graber is a Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health and Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies. She has been a faculty member at Illinois since 1994; and has served as a member of the CHP's Honors Advisory Committee. She received the University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Award in 2006 and the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009. She has served as President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and is currently the President of the Research Council of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Dr. Graber has also served the campus in many roles, which include membership on the Senate Executive Committee, membership on the University Senates Conference, and as chair of the Teaching Advancement Board. She was recently inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Dr. Graber is excited about working with the CHP faculty, staff, and students. She plans to connect with and learn from all the stakeholders who care about the CHP, and has many ideas for infusing new and exciting initiatives into the Program.
Elizabeth Rockman (Associate Director)
Elizabeth Rockman received her B.A. in English and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois in 1989, and her M.A. in English from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992. Elizabeth worked for conservation non-profits in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland for eight years, and returned to campus to work in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for nearly five years. Elizabeth joined the Campus Honor Program in June 2004 as the Assistant Director for Operations, and was promoted to Associate Director in Spring 2007; her duties include coordination of publications (such as the Yearbook, Annual Newsletter, and NewsBytes), monitoring program requirements, drafting letters of recommendation, managing the faculty mentor program, and scheduling the SAS and KDR series. Elizabeth and her husband Gregg live in Urbana.
Anne Price (Office Administrator)
Anne Price worked at the University of Illinois for sixteen years before joining CHP in July 2014. Most recently she worked in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Student Academic Affairs where she supported the Assistant Dean and Director of New Student Advising. Anne's responsibilities include supporting the administrative staff of the Campus Honors Program, maintaining the student records database, managing payroll, handling travel arrangements, expenses and reimbursements, planning events for the students and assisting with CHP admissions. Anne's favorite part of her job is working with the students and planning events. Anne graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational and Professional Development from Eastern Illinois University. Anne lives in Weldon with her husband and has two grown daughters. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, home improvement projects and traveling with her husband.
Margaret Cupps (Office Support Specialist)
Margaret Cupps earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1983. She majored in English with minors in psychology and music. Before joining Campus Honors Program in 1995, she was involved in retail operations in Champaign and in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In Oklahoma she was a department manager and merchandise buyer of home furnishings, housewares and gifts. She enjoys reading, seasonal decorating and time spent with her husband, two daughters and their families.
Honors Advisory Committee
The Honors Advisory Committee is appointed annually by the Provost. The charge of this committee is to provide advice to the Director, who serves as chairperson. Included among the issues this committee addresses are such matters as admission of students and selection of courses to be offered.
Honors Teaching Faculty
Honors courses are taught by some of the University's most outstanding faculty, selected from all UIUC colleges. Generally, instructors of CHP courses are experienced senior faculty (i.e., Professors or Associate Professors) who have achieved eminence through their successful efforts in teaching and research. Many have won department, college, and campus instructional awards and most have been cited on the "Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers" a number of times. Typically, there is one faculty member teaching each course, although a few courses are team taught.