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Meet the Staff

CCSS employs academic professionals and student paraprofessionals to lead the day-to-day operations of the unit. They are responsible for the creation and implementation of all programmatic initiatives and services. Student employees, called Community Liaisons, live independently within the campus and community and serve as the first level contact for the students served by CCSS. Community Liaisons also assist with programmatic efforts and partner with the CCSS staff to ensure the needs of their fellow students are being met in fresh and creative ways.


Domonic Cobb

Domonic Cobb, Associate Dean of Students
Dean Cobb provides executive leadership and oversight for CCSS.

Graduate Assistants

Christine La

Name: Christine La
Education: Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Journalism Masters Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hometown: Waukegan, IL
Favorite Illini Moment: Seeing our main quad filled with students on the first day of classes. I have always been a big-city girl so seeing the sea of students may have been overwhelming for some but was very comforting for me.

Jalisa Smith-Jordan

Name: Jalisa Smith-Jordan
Education: Bachelor of Social Work at Illinois State University, School Social Work Masters Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Illini Moment: Going to my first Illini football game and chanting ILL-INI and for the first time as a student while seeing the stadium full and covered in orange.

Community Liasons

Community Liasons