Kelly Block


University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois; M.S. Management Information Systems
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois; B.S. Accountancy
University High School, Normal, Illinois

2011 to Present - Assistant Vice President, Portfolio and Process Management, University of Illinois
2007 to 2011 - Director, Application Portfolio Management, University of Illinois
2004-2007 - Application Portfolio Coordinator, University of Illinois
2002-2004 - Project Planning Specialist, University of Illinois
1998-2002 - Project Manager, Best Consulting
1997-1998 - Senior Internal Auditor, Ameritech Inc.
1994-1998 - Auditor / Consultant, Crowe Chizek, LLP
1987-1991 - Soldier, United States Army

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Kelly leads the Portfolio and Process Management Office (PPMO) for Administrative Information Technology Services and CIO at the University of Illinois. As Assistant Vice President of PPMO, Mr. Block is charged with leading and improving the strategic planning process for enterprise information technology (IT), including plan implementation and accountability. He is highly respected by his colleagues and university customers, and he has developed an internal and external network of innovators and partners in moving the business process analysis and process improvement agenda forward in a complex and decentralized organization.

Mr. Block facilitates the administrative IT priorities process by managing the abundant flow of project requests through the review process. He works closely with the functional business leaders and other University IT groups to approve projects, prioritize them, and schedule resources to ensure the completion of the projects.

Mr. Block leads the generation and use of metrics throughout the organization that in order to assess the effectiveness of the departments with which he works. He is a graduate of the Society for College of University Planning Institute, and he is regular speaker at Educause. His work has resulted in developing IT governance programs internationally, and his follow up work in IT governance at the University of Illinois led to nine specific improvements in IT governance over the past five years.

Previously, Mr. Block worked in a project planning role on the university's ERP implementation. He also has previous experience in project management, software development, accounting, auditing and consulting.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • PMI Bridge Project
    • Adhoc Group, 2010 - 2011