U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence Program at UIC
UIC is honored to be one of the approximately 15 U.S. universities each year who are offered the opportunity to host a State Department Diplomat in Residence. UIC has received this honor for six consecutive years, hosting four DIRs in succession, with the two most recent Diplomats in Residence serving two-year periods with UIC.
UIC Diplomats in Residence are hosted in the UIC Office of International Affairs on behalf of the campus.
A profile of our current UIC Diplomat in Residence:
John Nay is current Diplomat in Residence at UIC. His International tours include Taiwan (Consular officer), Singapore (Political/Economic officer), Calgary, Canada (Consular Chief), Taiwan (Consular Chief), Johannesburg (Deputy Principal Officer/Regional Consular officer), New Delhi, India (Consul General), Toronto, Canada (Consul General), Paramaribo, Suriname (Ambassador), and the U.S. (multiple positions). He has an experience of 35 Years as a Consular. He did his BA ’76 and MA (History), ‘83 from Andrews University and his MS ’96 in National Defense University (National War College).