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Rachel Plencner

  • Interim Assistant Director
  • Advisor, Illinois Student Council (ISC)



  • B.A. Psychology, Roosevelt University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (College Student Affairs), University of South Florida Tampa

GALLUP CliftonStrengths – Top 5

  • Individualization
  • Arranger
  • Adaptability
  • Input
  • Futuristic

About Me

Rachel joined the Student Engagement team as a Coordinator in 2023. Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and her Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. While pursuing her master’s, Rachel worked for the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Office of Student Engagement, where she focused on student organizations, leadership development, community and civic opportunities, and served as a team advisor for the Student Government and Campus Activities Board.

Her passions include leadership and community development and creating service learning. Outside of Student Engagement, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to Chicago Blackhawks games, and finding new restaurants.


  • Student Org Administration
    • Student Org Registrations
    • Student Org Scholarships
    • Student Org Donor Relations (gift funds and endowments)
    • Student Org Verifications (absence verifications, membership verifications, academic verifications)
    • Involvement Transcripts
  • Student Org Development
    • President Orientations
    • Event Registration Orientations
    • Workshop Facilitation
    • Officer Development
  • Annual Student Org Recognition & Award Program
  • Involvement Fair (spring semester)
  • Marker Station Program