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Chris Tuttle
Chris Tuttle

Rantoul, Ill.

Associate Director of Development, Varsity I Director

Alma Mater:
Illinois '98

Chris Tuttle began working for the Office of Athletic Development in May of 1998. Prior to joining the development staff, Tuttle worked as a Volunteer Illini Football Recruiter - serving as program coordinator from 1997-1998, assistant director of summer camps, administrative assistant for the Fighting Illini Newspaper, president of the Orange Krush, as well as a founding member of the Orange Krush Foundation Board.

During his three-year tenure as president of the Orange Krush, Tuttle helped to plan, implement, and build the Orange Krush Foundation, which has since raised over $1,500,000 for charity, including fully endowing an Illini men's basketball scholarship and sports medicine scholarship named after Matt Heldman and Rod Cardinal, respectively.

A native of Rantoul, IL, and a graduate from Rantoul Township High School, Chris earned two degrees from the University of Illinois. In 1998 he received his Bachelors in Accounting and in May 2000 he received his Masters Degree in Sports Management.

After working as a graduate assistant for the Office of Athletic Development from 1998-2000, Tuttle was hired full-time and transported to the satellite Chicago Office where he worked as assistant director of development and director of the Varsity "I" Association.

Chris made the move back to Champaign-Urbana campus in the fall of 2006 and the Director of the Varsity "I". Chris' primary duty is the stewardship and cultivation of Varsity "I" members to become active members in the I FUND. Other duties include coordinating special events and sport reunions for all former Illinois athletes.

Tuttle can be reached by email at, by phone at 217.244.6705 or at the Office of Athletic Development / Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building / 1700 South Fourth Street / Champaign, IL 61820.

Updated May 2014