UIF Promotes Christine Devocelle to Senior VP and CFO

Sep 23, 2015 11:45 AM

Christine C. DevocelleURBANA, IL—Christine C. Devocelle, a longtime University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) executive, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer of the fundraising organization, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Formerly the U of I Foundation’s vice president for development services, Devocelle, in her new position, oversees UIF’s business development, strategy and financial operations, including the ongoing development of, and compliance with, policies and procedures. She leads a team responsible for gift and real estate acceptance and administration, accounting and finance, information technology, information governance, user support, records, and human resources. Devocelle will continue to serve as the team leader for the Advance Illinois project, a new and complex relational database system. Additionally, she serves as a senior advisor to the U of I Foundation president and as assistant secretary to the U of I Foundation Board of Directors.

James H. Moore, Jr., president and CEO of the Foundation, said, “Devocelle has served as an exceptional executive and has been an asset to the UIF since joining the Foundation in 1997. This is an important leadership position and we are fortunate to have someone with Christy’s background on our team. Her knowledge of institutionally related foundations and her passion for the University of Illinois are a perfect match for this position and our organization. Christy is a proven leader who has earned the trust and respect of her colleagues and team,” Moore said, “I have every confidence in Christy and her commitment to our mission to advance the University of Illinois and U of I Foundation.”

Devocelle earned a bachelor’s degree in financial accounting at Illinois State University and an M.B.A. at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the UIF, she worked at Bank One Bloomington-Normal beginning as a commercial teller and financial analyst, advancing to business banking officer.

A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, Devocelle is a member of the Illinois CPA Society. A resident of Champaign, she is an active member of the Crisis Nursery Board and an Audit Committee member of the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.

About the University of Illinois and its Foundation
The University of Illinois is a world leader in research and discovery, the largest educational institution in the state with more than 78,500 students, and campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. The University awards more than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees annually. The University of Illinois Foundation, established in 1935, is dedicated to securing and administering private gifts for the University of Illinois and its three campuses.

For more information, contact:
Chad Ruback
Vice President of Marketing & Donor Engagement
ruback@uif.uillinois.edu | 217.244.9957