Stacey Cole began her career with the University of Illinois Foundation in 1999 as the assistant to the trust relations and planned giving advisers. She then joined the ACES Office of Advancement in 2005 and is currently the Director of Development. She has responsibilities specifically related to securing private support for scholarships.
Stacey graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Springfield with a degree in liberal studies. Stacey and her husband, Terry, reside in Champaign with their three children, Kody, Jazzmine, and Tre. Outside of her busy schedule, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and shopping.