What is TEC?

The Technology Entrepreneur Center [TEC] provides students and faculty with the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who tackle grand challenges and change the world.


Gayle Spencer

Technology Entrepreneur Center
Gayle Spencer
Gayle Spencer

Gayle Spencer is currently the Director of the Illinois Leadership Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Previously, she served as an Associate Dean of Student Life and adjunct faculty member for the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.  Spencer has also worked at the University of Notre Dame (IN), and the University of Houston (TX).


Spencer received a Ph.D. in Student Counseling and Personnel Services from Kansas State University, a M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 

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351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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