Mindy Spencer

Mindy Spencer
Director for Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer

Mindy Spencer is the Director and Chief Advancement Officer for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mindy has worked for the University since 2009 in multiple units, most recently serving as the Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In her role, Mindy oversees advancement operations, serves as the head fundraiser Student Affairs, and coordinates all alumni relations, stewardship, donor relations, advancement communications, and related activities.

She obtained her B.S. in Agricultural Economics and MBA in Marketing from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mindy has held various leadership positions at the university including serving with the Council of Academic Professionals (CAP) as a district representative, the Member-at-Large, UPPAC representative, and as Chair for the CAP Committee on Harassment. She serves as a Racial Justice Allies & Advocates facilitator for the office of Diversity and Social Justice Education.

Mindy is also active making a difference outside of the university. She is a team organizer for the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk. She is also the co-founder of the Mahomet Seymour Equity Alliance and organizes the Mahomet Public Library’s Critical Conversations Book Club.