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Office of Student Affairs - Springfield 

Erik J. Constance, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions;
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine & Medical Humanities
Visit: 801- 3080C
Call: 217-545-2860

  • Chief Student Advocate
  • Academic (SPC) Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling/Referral
  • Personal Counseling

Elizabeth Magill, Director of Admissions 
Visit: 801-3080A
Call: 217-545-6013

  • New student evaluation and recruitment
  • Admissions Inquiries
  • General student assistance

Leslie Fry, Director of Financial Aid
Visit: 801- 3080D
Call: 217-545-2223 

  • Financial aid advisement/ literacy for first- through fourth-year medical students
  • Federal & institutional loans
  • Loan repayment
  • Leaves of absence
  • Scholarships
  • Bursar questions
  • Student events

Terra Collins, Office Support Specialist
Visit: 801-3080E
Call: 217-545-2224

  • Immunizations
  • General student assistance
  • Scheduling for the Dean of Student Affairs
  • Commencement Inquiries

Katie Oxby, Office Support Associate for Student Affairs
Visit: 801-3080
Call: 217-545-2860

  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external parties (e.g. staff, parents, students, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, facilitating communication among parties and/or providing direction
  • Books meeting rooms for students and activity groups
  • Student/staff travel arrangements
  • Student events
  • Stamp sales
  • Fiscal officer delegate

Karla Hehner, Registrar
Visit: 801-3080B
Call: 217-545-0326

  • Transcripts/official student records
  • ERAS and Match
  • USMLE registration
  • Student information changes
  • Academic (Red) Files
  • Notary

Office of Student Affairs - Carbondale

James M. Daniels, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Visit: Lindegren Hall, Room 132
Call: 618-453-1531

  • Assistant student advocate
  • Academic (SPC) Counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Mental health counseling/referral
  • Orientation
  • Personal counseling

Stephanie Ritter, Secretary to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 

  • General student assistance