Dawn Aubrey

University of Illinois, Associate Director of Auxiliary Services, Health & Wellbeing

Dawn is an executive leader possessing more than 32 years of experience in directly overseeing all aspects of multi-million-dollar higher education programs and departments that positively impact student success. Dawn creates and implements improvements and strategies, which drive value, stewardship of resources and effectiveness of campus auxiliary services.

Dawn’s leadership created the award-winning University Dining at the University of Illinois, nationally recognized for sustainability and wellness as well as receiving the State of Illinois Governor’s award for sustainability. Dining serves 40,000 meals daily.  Dining serves as one of the highest international student population in the US. Dawn works with campus academic partners to incorporate the dining experience into the academic experience, as well as being an Academic Instructor. University Dining has a culture of innovation.  Dawn is recognized as a Woman of Distinction in Business, Ocean Hero, Community Service Leader for Literacy and Food Insecurity, Local Food, Food Recovery, Sustainability and National Association of College & University Food Service (NACUFS) Past President. Dawn also serves on the Eastern Illinois Foodbank Board of Trustees and Chairs the Board Governance and Nominating Committees.