David Kinley Hall 214
1407 W Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
Tara sits at the front desk of the Economics Department and provides support to the Undergraduate Associate Director, Senior Academic Advisors, Assistant Director of Career & Alumni Affairs, and faculty. She is the first point of contact for students and assists by fielding their questions to the appropriate resource or answering them directly. She helps oversee the Econ Ambassador students by co-leading classes and arranging the semester syllabus. In addition to providing student support, she manages day to day office functions and provides reception duties as needed.
Tara received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Millikin University and began working in the banking industry. After nearly a decade in banking, she decided to begin a career in higher education and joined the Economics team in August 2018. Tara will graduate with her Master of Science in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University in May 2023 and hopes to transition to an advising role to offer more holistic support.
Tara moved to the CU in 2015 and loves to call it home. She enjoys spending time at home with her family, reading with her book club, cooking and baseball games. Go Brewers!
M.S. Eastern Illinois University
College Student Affairs: Higher Education & Community College
B.S. Millikin University