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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Urbana, IL

Founding Date:
1867

Team:
Fighting Illini

Mascot:
Chief Illiniwek

Enrollment:
37,700

Official Website:
http://www.illinois.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Max Abramovitz
Architect
23-May-1908 12-Sep-2004 Designed UN Headquarters
Alex Agase
Football
27-Mar-1922 3-May-2007 Head Coach at Northwestern, Purdue
Lew Allen, Jr.
Military
30-Sep-1925 4-Jan-2010 Director of the NSA, 1973-77
Maryanne Amacher
Composer
25-Feb-1943 22-Oct-2009 Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear)
Marc Andreessen
Computer Programmer
26-Apr-1971   Co-Founder of Netscape
Irving Azoff
Business
12-Dec-1947   Rock music mogul and Live Nation CEO
Claire Babrowski
Business
1957   COO of Toys-R-Us
Dan Balz
Journalist
c. 1946   Washington Post political reporter
Robert L. Barnett
Business
c. 1940   EVP at Motorola, 2003-05
Arnold Beckman
Inventor
10-Apr-1900 18-May-2004 Philanthropist who invented pH meter
James D. Bindenagel
Diplomat
30-Jun-1949   Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, 1999-2001
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Charles A. Blixt
Attorney
18-Aug-1951   Former counsel, RJ Reynolds
Lou Boudreau
Baseball
17-Jul-1917 10-Aug-2001 MLB Shortstop, Hall of Famer
C. Alvin Bowman
Educator
c. 1953   President, Illinois State University
Tim Brewster
Football
13-Oct-1960   Head Coach, University of Minnesota
Wallace R. Brode
Chemist
12-Jun-1900 10-Aug-1974 Absorption spectra of dyes
Prentiss M. Brown
Politician
18-Jun-1889 19-Dec-1973 US Senator from Michigan, 1936-43
Terry L. Bruce
Politician
25-Mar-1944   Congressman from Illinois, 1985-93
Tom Buchanan
Educator
c. 1952   President, University of Wyoming
Larry Bucshon
Politician
31-May-1962   Congressman, Indiana 8th
Dick Butkus
Football
9-Dec-1942   Middle linebacker, Chicago Bears
William H. Camp
Business
c. 1948   EVP at Archer Daniels Midland, 2003-07
Jim Cantalupo
Business
14-Nov-1943 19-Apr-2004 CEO of McDonald's, 2002-04
Stephen Carley
Business
c. 1952   CEO, El Pollo Loco
Wallace Hume Carothers
Chemist
27-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1937 Inventor of Nylon
T. C. Carson
Actor
19-Nov-1958   Kyle Barker on Living Single
Anna C. Catalano
Business
c. 1959   Former executive at BP-Amoco
Steve Chen
Business
1978   Co-Founder of YouTube
Leon Chua
Scientist
28-Jun-1936   Hypothesized the memristor
Richard G. Cline
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Nicor, 1986-95
Rafael Correa
Head of State
6-Apr-1963   President of Ecuador
Jon Corzine
Politician
1-Jan-1947   Governor of New Jersey, 2006-10
M. Walter D'Alessio
Business
c. 1933   Legg Mason Real Estate Services
Andrew Davis
Film Director
21-Nov-1946   The Fugitive
Roxanne J. Decyk
Business
c. 1951   Executive at Shell Oil
Londa J. Dewey
Business
c. 1960   Private Client Group, US Bank
Alan J. Dixon
Politician
7-Jul-1927   US Senator from Illinois, 1981-93
Peter M. Donohue
Educator
c. 1953   President, Villanova University
Roger Ebert
Critic
18-Jun-1942 4-Apr-2013 Siskel and Ebert
Brendan Eich
Computer Programmer
1961   Invented JavaScript for Netscape
Ray Eliot
Football
13-Jun-1905 24-Feb-1980 Illini Head Coach, 1942-59
Stanley Elkin
Novelist
11-May-1930 31-May-1995 The Living End
Mark Filip
Government
1-Jun-1966   US Deputy Attorney General
George M. C. Fisher
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kodak, 1993-2000
Dan Fogelberg
Musician
13-Aug-1951 16-Dec-2007 Leader Of The Band
Brenda J. Gaines
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Diners Club NA, 2002-04
Bill Geist
Columnist
10-May-1945   60 Minutes II
Murry S. Gerber
Business
c. 1953   Equitable Resources
Henry Givens, Jr.
Educator
c. 1933   President of Harris-Stowe State University
Bob Goalby
Golf
14-Mar-1929   Winner, 1968 Masters Tournament
Nancy Lee Grahn
Actor
28-Apr-1956   Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara
Red Grange
Football
13-Jun-1903 28-Jan-1991 The Galloping Ghost
Harry J. Gray
Business
18-Nov-1919 8-Jul-2009 CEO of United Technologies, 1972-86
Jerry Hadley
Singer
16-Jun-1952 18-Jul-2007 Operatic tenor
Michael S. Hart
Curator
8-Mar-1947 6-Sep-2011 Founder of Project Gutenberg
Clare M. Hasler
Educator
c. 1957   Director, Robert Mondavi Institute
Alice B. Hayes
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of San Diego, 1996-2003
James D. Hlavacek
Business
c. 1944   Market Driven Management
J. David Hoeveler
Educator
31-Jul-1943   Watch on the Right
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Tomlinson Holman
Engineer
7-Jun-1946   THX sound system
Nick Holonyak
Physicist
3-Nov-1928   Light-emitting diodes
Freeman A. Hrabowski
Educator
13-Aug-1950   President, University of Maryland Baltimore
Mannie L. Jackson
Business
4-May-1939   Owner of the Harlem Globetrotters
Willmoore Kendall
Author
5-Mar-1909 30-Jun-1967 Conservative author
Johnny Kerr
Basketball
17-Jul-1932 26-Feb-2009 Chicago Bulls coach, commentator
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Barbara M. Knuckles
Business
c. 1948   Director of Development, North Central College
Edwin G. Krebs
Scientist
6-Jun-1918 21-Dec-2009 Protein phosphorylation
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Ang Lee
Film Director
23-Oct-1954   Brokeback Mountain
Anthony J. Leggett
Physicist
26-Mar-1938   Particle physicist, explored superfluidity
Max Levchin
Business
11-Jul-1975   Co-Founder of PayPal
Stuart L. Levenick
Business
c. 1954   Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
Annette Lu
Politician
7-Jun-1944   Vice President of Taiwan
John E. Major
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Novatel Wireless, 2000-03
James R. Mann
Politician
20-Oct-1856 30-Nov-1922 Congressman from Illinois, 1897-1922
Peter Mansfield
Scientist
9-Oct-1933   Magnetic resonance imaging
Darl McBride
Business
c. 1960   President and CEO of SCO
Stephen T. McLin
Business
1946   America First Financial
John McNaughton
Film Director
13-Jan-1950   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Dirk Meyer
Business
1962   President and COO of AMD
Steven L. Miller
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Shell Oil Company, 1999-2002
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Bruce A. Morrison
Politician
8-Oct-1944   Congressman from Connecticut, 1983-91
Dick Murphy
Politician
16-Dec-1942   Mayor of San Diego, 2000-05
Ray Nitschke
Football
29-Dec-1936 8-Mar-1998 Green Bay Packer, Hall of Famer
Jim Oberweis
Business
1946   Republican money manager
Nick Offerman
Actor
26-Jun-1970   Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation
Revilo P. Oliver
Activist
7-Jul-1908 10-Aug-1994 Founding member, John Birch Society
Jerry Orbach
Actor
20-Oct-1935 28-Dec-2004 Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order
Suze Orman
Author
5-Jun-1951   The Road to Wealth
Ray Ozzie
Computer Programmer
20-Nov-1955   Microsoft Chief Software Architect
Stanford E. Parris
Politician
9-Sep-1929 27-Mar-2010 Congressman from Virginia, 1981-91
Eboo Patel
Activist
?   Interfaith Youth Core
Matthew H. Paull
Business
c. 1952   CFO of McDonalds, 2001-08
Henry Petroski
Educator
6-Feb-1942   Engineering professor
Irna Phillips
Film/TV Producer
1-Jul-1901 23-Dec-1973 Queen of soap operas
Cordell Reed
Business
26-Mar-1938   Former Senior VP, ComEd
Sidney A. Ribeau
Educator
c. 1947   President of Howard University
Julius B. Richmond
Government
26-Sep-1916 27-Jul-2008 US Surgeon General, 1977-81
Andy Richter
Actor
28-Oct-1966   Formerly controlled the universe
Martin Rodbell
Scientist
1-Dec-1925 7-Dec-1998 G-protein cell signal transmission
Peter Roskam
Politician
13-Sep-1961   Congressman, Illinois 6th
Jonathan Sadowski
Actor
23-Nov-1979   She's the Man
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Allan R. Sandage
Astronomer
18-Jun-1926 13-Nov-2010 Quasars and Hubble-Sandage variable stars
David J. Schmidly
Educator
1943   President, University of New Mexico
Kurt Schrader
Politician
19-Oct-1951   Congressman, Oregon 5th
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Kurt M. Senske
Business
c. 1959   Lutheran Social Services of the South
Albert Shanker
Labor Leader
14-Sep-1928 22-Feb-1997 American Federation of Teachers
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
Samuel K. Skinner
Government
10-Jun-1938   Bush 41's Chief of Staff
Steven J. Strobel
Business
c. 1958   Senior VP at Motorola
Phillips Talbot
Diplomat
7-Jun-1915 1-Oct-2010 US Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69
Michael L. Tipsord
Business
c. 1959   Vice Chairman and CFO of State Farm
Michael T. Tokarz
Business
3-Nov-1949   Former Senior Partner, KKR
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Marvin Wachman
Educator
24-Mar-1917 22-Dec-2007 Temple University President, 1973-83
Deron Williams
Basketball
26-Jun-1984   Brooklyn Nets
Douglas Wilson
TV Personality
4-Nov-1964   Interior decorator on Trading Spaces
Sewall Wright
Biologist
21-Dec-1889 3-Mar-1988 Mathematics of evolution
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 30-May-2011 Developed radioimmunoassay technique
Roger Young
Film Director
13-May-1942   The Bourne Identity
John D. Zeglis
Business
1947   CEO of AT&T Wireless, 1999-2004
Matthew Zell
Business
c. 1967   Equity Group Investments

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Robert Adler
Physicist
4-Dec-1913 15-Feb-2007 Invented wireless remote control
William Bagley
Educator
15-Mar-1874 1-Jul-1946 Opponent of Dewey's progressive education
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Janet Burroway
Novelist
21-Sep-1936   The Dancer from the Dance
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
Wallace Hume Carothers
Chemist
27-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1937 Inventor of Nylon
Stephen P. Cohen
Scholar
c. 1946   Foreign policy analyst
Elias James Corey
Chemist
12-Jul-1928   Retrosynthetic analysis
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Larry R. Faulkner
Educator
1944   President of UT-Austin, 1998-2006
Maurice Goldhaber
Physicist
18-Apr-1911 11-May-2011 Neutrons
Abbie J. Griffin
Educator
c. 1952   Business Professor at UIUC
Clare M. Hasler
Educator
c. 1957   Director, Robert Mondavi Institute
Beth Henley
Playwright
8-May-1952   Crimes of the Heart
Nick Holonyak
Physicist
3-Nov-1928   Light-emitting diodes
Martin Karplus
Chemist
15-Mar-1930   Karplus Equation
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
Anthony J. Leggett
Physicist
26-Mar-1938   Particle physicist, explored superfluidity
Rudolph A. Marcus
Chemist
21-Jul-1923   Electron-transfer reactions
Robert W. McChesney
Author
c. 1955   Rich Media, Poor Democracy
Robert Mehrabian
Business
31-Jul-1941   CEO of Teledyne
Revilo P. Oliver
Activist
7-Jul-1908 10-Aug-1994 Founding member, John Birch Society
Richard Powers
Novelist
18-Jun-1957   The Gold Bug Variations
Herbert I. Schiller
Author
5-Nov-1919 29-Jan-2000 Mass Communications and American Empire
Larry N. Vanderhoef
Educator
20-Mar-1941   Chancellor, UC Davis
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
William Warfield
Singer
22-Jan-1920 25-Aug-2002 Porgy and Bess
Stephen Wolfram
Mathematician
29-Aug-1959   Creator of Mathematica
Herbert S. Zim
Author
12-Jul-1909 5-Dec-1994 Golden Guides

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Arnold Beckman
Inventor
10-Apr-1900 18-May-2004 Philanthropist who invented pH meter
Robert M. Berdahl
Educator
15-Mar-1937   Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1997-2004
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Larry R. Faulkner
Educator
1944   President of UT-Austin, 1998-2006
Richard Herman
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, UI Urbana-Champaign
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
Joel Stebbins
Astronomer
30-Jul-1878 16-Mar-1966 Photoelectric photometry

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bob Blackman
Football
7-Jul-1918 18-Mar-2000 Dartmouth Head Coach, 1955-70
Brad Childress
Football
27-Jun-1956   Former Head Coach, Minnesota Vikings
Ray Eliot
Football
13-Jun-1905 24-Feb-1980 Illini Head Coach, 1942-59
Billy Gillispie
Basketball
7-Nov-1959   Former basketball coach, Texas Tech
Walt Harris
Football
9-Nov-1946   Former NCAA coach
Lloyd Carr
Football
30-Jul-1945   UMich Football Coach, 1995-2007
Lon Kruger
Basketball
19-Aug-1952   UNLV Head Coach
John Mackovic
Football
1-Oct-1943   NFL and NCAA football coach
Sean Payton
Football
29-Dec-1963   Head Coach, New Orleans Saints
Bill Self
Basketball
27-Dec-1962   Head Coach, University of Kansas
Bruce Weber
Basketball
19-Oct-1956   Head Coach, Fighting Illini
Mike White
Football
4-Jan-1936   Fighting Illini Head Coach, 1980-87
Ron Zook
Football
28-Apr-1954   Ex-Coach, Fighting Illini


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