Austin J. Hill

Assistant University Counsel

Austin is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Philosophy/Political Science, 2008), and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 2013). After graduation, he joined the law firm of Thomas Mamer LLP in Champaign, Illinois, as a member of the firm’s transactional practice group. In 2020, he left private practice to join the Office of University Counsel, where his responsibilities include contracts, purchasing, financial accounting, financial aid, licensing, real estate, student government, and tax matters.

Austin maintains an active community presence. He has served as the president of the Eastern Illinois Estate Planning Council; as a trustee on the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois’ Board of Trustees; as a committee member for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation’s “Bringing Justice Home” capital campaign committee; as a campaign coordinator for the United Way’s Workplace Campaign; and as an organizer for Developmental Services Center’s “Oktoberfest” fundraising event. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Champaign from 2013-2019.

He resides in Savoy with his wife, Monica, and their two children, Evan and Madeline.

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