Your education was just the start

At Gies College of Business, we are committed to living up to the high standards set by our alumni. Our 76,000+ alumni lead some of the world’s most successful businesses and produce results that make the world a better place. We’re following your lead by pushing the boundaries of business education. Your continued support and engagement are critical for the success of our mission. Email our Office of Advancement if you want to speak to a class, make a gift, or find another way to share your time and experience with the next generation of business leaders.


Join IlliniLink and GiesLink

IlliniLink is a virtual community that enables you to engage with undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni from across the university and to participate in our Gies Business Group within IlliniLink. Join IlliniLink.

GiesLink, our professional networking hub within IlliniLink, connects Gies alumni with each other and with current iDegree and residential MBA students. Join GiesLink.

Get Involved

No one knows the value of a Gies Business education like our alumni. You play a valuable role in our continued success. We encourage you to get involved in whichever ways you can.


Gies College of Business Awards

Gies College of Business has tens of thousands of exceptional alumni and friends who work every day to make the world a better place. The following awards are presented each year for outstanding career achievements and service to Gies Business.

2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Virginia Wilson, '76, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TIAA (retired)

2022 Gies College of Business Appreciation Award: Cedric D. Thurman, '87, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Group Head, Community Investment and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago



Gies Business Alumni Association

The Gies Business Alumni Association (GBAA) works to enhance and advance the relationship between Gies College of Business and all of its alumni. GBAA also recognizes alumni achievements and supports various awards and scholarships.

Gies Business alumni automatically become members of the GBAA when they join the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Involvement in the GBAA board is by invitation.


Gies Young Alumni Committee

The Gies Young Alumni Committee (GYAC) serves Gies Business by strengthening connections with young alumni.

The GYAC reviews applications for membership each summer.


Learn New Skills

The changing world of business needs leaders who evolve to meet new challenges. We provide extensive programs and opportunities that empower you to be such a leader. You trusted in Gies to build your business skills. You can trust us to help advance them, too.

Gies News and Events

Danielle Green

Using financial statements to make tax forecasts a little less cloudy

Danielle Green joined Gies this fall as a teaching associate professor in the Department of Accountancy. Danielle holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.