Ilene Ford

Manager of Administration

Ilene works with the Fels team on all things Fels, and is often the first point of contact for prospective applicants. Ilene advises students and student committees regarding non-academic issues and is responsible for arranging all Fels receptions and events. She also works closely with Fels instructors, the LPS staff, registrar, business office, and other members of the Penn community, so she is a great starting point for any question you may have. No question is too silly or too complex; she's heard them all!

Before coming to Fels, Ilene attended Penn, and spent more than ten years in Admissions at the Wharton MBA program. Although born and raised in Philadelphia, she currently lives (and often bakes) in NJ with her husband and kids, but is desperately trying to convince her husband to move back to the city so she can walk to work.


Phone: 215-746-6445

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829