Meet the Staff

tempel_dana03 (2)Dana Tempel, Assistant Director

As Assistant Director for the Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE), Dana Tempel is working to enhance the engineering undergraduate student experience by supporting an academic environment to create opportunity.
Tempel joined the Undergraduate Programs Office in 2006 and has been committed to improving programs and the student experience since. Over the years, working in the College of Engineering she has forged strong working relationships with, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and families to resolve problems and respond to challenges and opportunities.

Tempel holds a BA from Eastern Illinois University and Ed.M. from the University of Illinois.  In recognition of her work to support students, she was selected for the Knights of St. Patrick Golden Shamrock Award in 2009.

Our engineering students are excellent, and my goal is to help them be even more successful. Whether they come with groups or as individuals, every student is going to find something in CARE-resources, tutoring, study groups, workshops, mentoring-that encourages them to stretch and to excel.” –Dana Tempel, Assistant Director


profile_picture Ivan Favila, Assistant Dean and Director

As Assistant Dean, Ivan Favila contributes to the various student-centered retention and recruitment activities in the College’s Undergraduate Programs Office.  He advises students on matters related to academic, professional, and personal development.  Dean Favila earned his Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  You may find him in 206 Engineering Hall and contact him at 217/333-2280.