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La Tanya Cobb

La Tanya Cobb, M.Ed.

Interim Assistant Director, Academic Mentoring Programs & Services


Summary of Experience

La Tanya has been in OMSA for 5 months yet she has 20 years of experience at Illinois as an Academic Professional. She has been engaged in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in various capacities. In 2013, she received the Student Affairs Outstanding Staff Award. Additionally, she was chosen to participate in the Vice Chancellor’s STARS program and assisted in initiating the Diversity and Leadership Summit.

La Tanya’s main goal is to make sure students have the resources they need. She is able to succeed in this effort because of her awesome Academic Mentoring Programs and Services team.


Chicago, Illinois


  • Master in Education with an emphasis in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

What OMSA Means to Me …

As someone who utilized OMSA services as an undergraduate student, OMSA means excellence and understanding. OMSA’s staff has excellent information and resources that students need when they can’t figure things out. OMSA also understands that having professional staff available on campus to assist our students of color in any way they need. OMSA staff are approachable and helpful.


Reading, Listening to House Music, Enjoying Family and Friends, & Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.