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About Our College

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has a long history with the University of Illinois. Today, it is highly respected for its reputation of excellence in teaching, research, and outreach programs.

Personalized Education

We put our students first—supporting them with a compassionate and close-knit academic community. You get the benefits of a Big Ten campus, but personalized advisors and small classes within the College.

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Meet Dean Kimberlee K. Kidwell

Dean Kimberlee Kidwell, a nationally respected scholar of plant breeding and genetics, holds the inaugural Robert A. Easter Chair in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois. Not only is she an award-winning teacher and student mentor, but she is also an outstanding academic administrator with extensive experience in academic program development, financial management, and engagement.

Voices of ACES

We believe the best way to tell our story is through the amazing people who make up the ACES family.  Read our college blog and discover the stories of those people to better understand what we do in the College of ACES.

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