UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements UIC Open House 2016 Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0627_open_house.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />Each fall we welcome thousands of prospective students, families, friends, alumni, and community members to UIC Open House. This year’s Open House will take place on Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Once again, I encourage you to join us and take this opportunity to showcase your college, department, or program that day. We expect over 10,000 guests to join us at this annual event.<br /><br />UIC Open House is an important part of the university's continuing efforts to advance our outreach activities and highlight the opportunities we provide as Chicago’s public research university. The UIC Open House agenda will provide our guests with a greater perspective and appreciation for the university's widely diverse academic programs, research enterprise, cultural activities, and support services. Your involvement is important for us to be able to deliver the most comprehensive look at the opportunities, both academic and cultural, available to the UIC community. There are a variety of options through which your unit can help visitors learn more about UIC's majors and programs, explore student life and housing, attend academic sessions featuring UIC faculty, and tour the grounds.<br /><br />You are encouraged therefore to send a representative to staff a table at the UIC Expo component of the Open House, which will be held at the UIC Forum from 8 a.m. to noon. You may plan a lecture, an information session, or demonstration pertinent to an academic area of study, and/or feature a space, research project, or other activity at multiple points during the day.<br /><br />A call for participation has been extended to all colleges and many of you have already signed up through unit admissions liaisons. In order to get the maximum benefit for your program in the Open House media and communications campaign that launches July 7, complete the Open House Programming Form as soon as possible. If your unit wishes to participate in the UIC Expo in the Forum and hasn't yet registered, please complete the Open House UIC Expo Form as soon as possible.<br /><br />Should you have questions about the open house please contact Maria Garcia, Associate Director of Special Events for Academic and Enrollment Services, at 312-413-4081/ garciamg@uic.edu or Kevin Browne, Vice Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services at 312-413-3471 / kbrowne@uic.edu.<br /><br />As key stakeholders in the success and growth of UIC, I encourage the participation of your units in the program. Thank you for your contribution in helping UIC to advance its mission.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:52:25 -0500 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:52:25 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, June 22, at approximately 2:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred inside a convenience store at 1350 S. Halsted St. <br /><br />The first offender entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. He was described as a black male, 20 to 25 years of age, wearing a gray t-shirt, black pants, black baseball cap, and black shoes.<br /><br />The second offender was described as a black male, 30 to 35 years of age, bald, wearing glasses, a black t-shirt, black shorts and white shoes.<br /><br />The offenders took the cash and fled southbound on Halsted. No one was injured.<br /><br />The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/L8Wep7MdYiN2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:03:07 -0500 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:03:07 -0500 A Message from Provost Susan Poser Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0622_vpia.html]<br /> <br /> <br />I am pleased to announce that UIC will begin a search for its first Vice Provost for International Affairs later this summer. The new office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs will have two overarching responsibilities. First, it will consolidate existing international services under one manager to provide an efficient and supportive infrastructure for faculty and students engaging in international study and research, and to provide a welcoming and supportive environment to international students and scholars at UIC.<br /><br />Second, and equally important, the new vice provost will lead the campus in developing strategies to increase UIC’s coordinated global presence and in establishing focused and strategic relationships abroad to benefit our research enterprise, our global outreach, and our international reputation as a destination campus.<br /><br />The units that are currently dispersed across the campus but will be brought together to report to the new Vice Provost for International Affairs will include:<br /><br />*Office of International Affairs<br />*Office of International Services<br />*Study Abroad Office<br />*Tutorium for Intensive English<br />*US-Asia Executive Development Program<br />*Shorelight/UIC International<br /><br />The recruitment of this new vice provost will be a critical milestone in UIC’s evolution as a global university. Information about the position and the search process will be forthcoming. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /><br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:36:30 -0500 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:36:30 -0500 START myResearch News Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0620_research_portal.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />We are pleased to announce that on June 20th, the University launched an enhanced version of the myResearch Portal. To access the myResearch Portal, please go to: https://myresearch.uillinois.edu/piPortal/<br /><br />The launch of the myResearch Portal parallels the University’s transition from UIeRA (InfoEd) to myProposals (Kuali Coeus). myResearch Portal will be the campus’ sole tool for accessing status data relative to proposals and awards.<br /><br />We will continue to work on design and implementation of the capability for electronic proposal submission within myProposals (Kuali Coeus), allowing the campus access to myProposals (Kuali Coeus).<br /><br />This release of the myResearch Portal features a completely new design and layout, an enhanced search function, and improved reporting/data export tools. This release is an important step toward an integrated electronic research administration system. As we continue to evolve the myResearch Portal, we encourage your feedback on the redesigned interface and additional data needs. The myResearch Portal should address most reporting needs. In addition, there will be reports available in EDDIE after June 20.<br /><br />If you currently have access to the myResearch Portal and EDDIE, your access will remain. If you do not have access to your department please have your USC submit a request through the AITS Security Application. If you are a Business Manager, your USC should request the Business Manager profile under the myResearch tab. If you also need access to the myProposals EDDIE reports, your USC should request the myProposals EDDIE Reports under the myResearch tab.<br /><br />If you would like a member of the START myResearch team to present to your unit or department on the enhanced version of the myResearch Portal or on reports available in EDDIE, please contact the START myResearch Team at startmyresearchhelp@uillinois.edu<br /><br />For more information about START myResearch, please visit the project website at http://web.uillinois.edu/start_myresearch/.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mitra Dutta<br />Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />Peter E. Schiffer<br />Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:23:46 -0500 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:23:46 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0616_bills.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br />Dear Colleagues:<br /><br />I would like to announce that Caryn Bills-Windt, Associate Chancellor/Chief of Staff and Director of the Office for Access and Equity, will be returning full-time to her leadership role as Associate Chancellor for the Office of Access and Equity (OAE) effective July 1, 2016.<br /><br />I want to thank Caryn for her help and support as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chancellor for the last three and a half years. She was extremely helpful during my transition when I first arrived at UIC more than a year ago. Caryn introduced me to many of you and she had the patience to accompany me to hundreds of meetings across the university.<br /><br />As I have become familiar by now with “all things UIC” and as we need more attention in Access and Equity, especially due to increasing state and federal regulations, I have asked Caryn to focus exclusively on these issues. Her knowledge and credentials are extremely valuable to our University community. As Associate Chancellor she will continue to report directly to me. I do not plan to refill the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff position.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:13:26 -0500 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:13:26 -0500 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadline Reminder Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0613_payment.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Student,<br /><br />Enrollment in the 2016-2017 Payment Plan is available. If you would like to utilize the 12-month Annual or the 6-month Fall Semester Payment Plan option, the enrollment deadline is June 19. After June 19, available options will be for 11-, 10-, 9- or 8-month Annual Payment Plans, or 5-, 4-, 3- or 2-month Fall Semester Payment Plans.<br /><br />Enrollment in the Payment Plan is optional and is an alternative to the regular University payment policy. Payment Plan payments are automatically deducted from a checking or savings account electronically each month. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and enrollment instructions, visit our Payment Plan web page at: http://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentPlan.<br /><br />Please disregard this message if you are currently enrolled in the Annual 2016-2017 or Fall 2016 Payment Plan.<br /><br />Please do not reply directly to this email, as this is an outgoing email account only. Send all email correspondence to usfscohelp@uillinois.edu.<br /><br />Customer Service<br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations<br />Room 1900 (MC 073)<br />Student Services Building<br />1200 West Harrison Street<br />Chicago, Illinois 60607-7162<br />(312) 996-8574<br /><br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:13:30 -0500 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:13:30 -0500 State budget advocacy June 9, 2016<br /><br /><br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />We were heartened and not at all surprised by the response to a system-wide message sent last week on the prospect of another fiscal year with no state budget.<br /><br />Our supporters stepped up to ask how they could directly express their concerns to elected officials in Springfield, including one who pointed to the power that the University community holds as advocates. “Please, keep in mind that you have a network the size of which rivals a small army,” he wrote, alluding to our 80,000 students, 25,000 employees and 700,000 alumni around the world.<br /><br />Our global network also has an outlet to let their voices be heard – through Illinois Connection, a grassroots advocacy organization that has grown to more than 15,000 members since it was founded by the University of Illinois Alumni Association.<br /><br />By visiting the Illinois Connection website, you will be linked to contact information for the governor and your local legislators, allowing you to share your stories about what the University of Illinois means to you and its key role in driving progress for our state. For state and University employees, it is best practice to use your personal phone or email and to contact elected officials outside working hours or during scheduled breaks.<br /><br />We encourage you to join our chorus, urging approval of state budgets to fund our public universities for both fiscal 2016 and 2017. Your voices matter. You are voters, not just advocates, and each of you can speak first-hand to the value of higher education – the difference it has made in your life and how it fosters the 21st century workforce and discovery that will move Illinois forward.<br /><br />Thank you for your support, and for your loyalty and commitment to this great University.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim Killeen<br />President<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor, Chicago<br /><br />Susan Koch<br />Chancellor, Springfield<br /><br />Barbara Wilson<br />Interim Chancellor, Urbana-Champaign<br /><br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:03:29 -0500 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:03:29 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, June 7, at approximately 2:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred inside a restaurant at 1252 S. Halsted St. Two offenders entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. The offenders took the cash and fled southbound on Halsted in a red Chevy Impala, license plate unknown.<br /> <br />The first offender was described as a black male, 15 to 20 years of age, about 5-3 in height, walking with a limp and wearing a grey t-shirt.<br /> <br />The second offender was described as a black male, 45 to 50 years of age, about 5-9 in height, and wearing a grey long-sleeved t-shirt.<br /> <br />The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/ziUzG2EcEyr<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /> <br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:12:42 -0500 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:12:42 -0500 2016 UIC New Student Convocation Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0606_convocation.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I hope you are already looking forward as I am to welcoming our new incoming students to campus in August. In order to promote the success and first year experience of the Class of 2020, we are planning the eleventh annual UIC Convocation to kick-off the 2016-2017 academic year. The UIC Convocation marks the official beginning of our new students’ entry into our academic community. I ask that you save the date below on your calendar and I encourage all of you to be a part of this important event to welcome new students.<br /><br />The schedule is as follows:<br /><br />Sunday, August 21, 2016<br />3:00 p.m. <br />UIC Pavilion<br /><br />All new students, their families, as well as university faculty and staff are invited to attend. The UIC Convocation will be followed immediately by the Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic during which new students and their families will join us for food, games, prizes, entertainment, and an opportunity to reconnect with their summer orientation leader, faculty, and academic college staff.<br /><br />The involvement of UIC faculty and staff is critical to the success of new students who have chosen to invest their future with us. Your presence at the UIC Convocation will help to warmly welcome our new students and their families, and reinforce their decision to become a part of the UIC family. Last year, the Convocation was attended by a record 2,013 new students and 2,726 guests.<br /><br />Incoming students should know we value their decision to attend UIC, and your presence is key to this goal. Please expect a formal invitation in early August, and I look forward to seeing you.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:28:14 -0500 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:28:14 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0606_international.html]<br /> <br /> <br />I am pleased to announce that UIC and Shorelight Education have signed an agreement to create UIC International, an innovative partnership that supports the recruitment, preparation, and success of international students.<br /><br />UIC International will help the university become a model for international student success and retention. A dedicated team of support staff and enrollment management services will ensure a smooth transition and integration for students coming to UIC from diverse geographies and academic backgrounds.<br /><br />The program will build upon our existing infrastructure to grow our international student enrollment by recruiting students from more than 100 different countries, support international students transition to our academic environment, and expand UIC’s global brand.<br /><br />An International Accelerator Program (IAP) will operate at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The IAP will provide students with academic, language, social, and professional development opportunities to increase student retention and integrate international students into campus life. IAP students will add to our existing enrollment plans and will not displace domestic or in-state students.<br /><br />The implementation of UIC International aligns with our commitment to diversity and gives students the chance to study, work and grow with classmates who will broaden each other’s perspectives and worldview.<br /><br />We look forward to welcoming our first IAP students in spring 2017.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:49:26 -0500 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:49:26 -0500 No state budget <br />June 1, 2016<br /><br />Dear colleagues:<br /><br />The General Assembly yesterday adjourned for the second straight year without reaching agreement with the governor on funding to support the University of Illinois system and public higher education across our state. These consecutive failures in Springfield are unprecedented in Illinois history.<br /><br />Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders have pledged to continue negotiations, but I am gravely concerned about the implications for our students, our faculty and staff and our campuses if we are forced to weather another protracted period without adequate funding from the state.<br /><br />This great university system is not in danger of shutting its doors, but a crisis is worsening nonetheless.<br /><br />We are now 11 months into fiscal 2016 with only stopgap funding that will provide about a quarter of the nearly $650 million in state funding that we received the year before. Now, we face the prospect of a new fiscal year with no state support.<br /><br />To date, we have weathered the shortfall responsibly through significant cost-saving initiatives, structural reforms and prudent financial management. But we cannot withstand a continued loss of state funding without considerable damage to our core missions – teaching, research, public service and economic development.<br /><br />All options are on the table as we go forward – layoffs, reductions of academic programs, closure of units and cuts in a health-care enterprise that provides critical care to underserved populations in Chicago. All would damage the very core of our mission to serve students and the public good, and erode a rich, 150-year legacy of academic excellence and economic impact that would be far more costly to rebuild than sustain.<br /><br />We will continue to do everything in our power to preserve the world-class quality that is synonymous with the University of Illinois, ramping up efforts that have been underway for well over a year to advocate at every turn for the interests of our students, our employees and the people and families of Illinois. I hope all of you will join us, and I will update you as the budget process unfolds.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:30:12 -0500 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:30:12 -0500 CAPE Nominations 2016 Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0526_cape.html]<br /><br /><br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award, established in 1988, recognizes the demonstrated excellence of academic professional staff members and affirms our highest regard for the contributions of this important community to UIC. This year, six academic professionals will receive the CAPE Award, which provides a $1,000 permanent increase to the honoree’s salary and a $2,000 one-time cash award.<br /><br />Nominations are welcomed from UIC faculty, students, academic professionals, and support staff. I also encourage you to resubmit past nominees. The nominating form, procedures, and eligibility criteria are online [http://apac.org.uic.edu/resources/awards-and-recognition-programs/cape]. The deadline for nominations and all supporting credentials is noon on June 24. Awards will be presented November 15 at the UIC Employee Recognition ceremony and reception at the UIC Forum. Details will follow closer to the event.<br /><br />Please contact Ahlam Al-Kodmany, Chair of the 2016 CAPE Selection Committee, at ryyan@uic.edu or 6-7458 with any questions. Information will also be on the APAC website [http://apac.org.uic.edu/].<br /><br />I look forward to celebrating our outstanding Academic Professionals this fall.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2015 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 26 May 2016 16:52:09 -0500 Thu, 26 May 2016 16:52:09 -0500 Evacuation drill Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0525_ehso.html]<br /> <br /> <br />On Thursday, May 26, the Environmental Health and Safety Office will conduct an evacuation drill at Student Services Building (655 Building - 1200 W. Harrison St.) at 1:30 PM.<br /><br />The building will reopen at the conclusion of the drill.<br /><br />Richard Anderson<br />Director, Environmental Health and Safety <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 24 May 2016 15:52:40 -0500 Tue, 24 May 2016 15:52:40 -0500 A Message from Provost Susan Poser Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0523_honors.html]<br /> <br /> <br />I am pleased to announce that Professor Ralph Keen has accepted the position of Dean of the Honors College at UIC, effective August 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.<br /><br />Dr. Keen came to UIC in 2010 as Professor of History and Schmitt Foundation Chair of Catholic Studies, and he has served as Interim Dean of the Honors College since August of 2015. As interim dean, he initiated and oversaw a substantial revision of the curriculum, which will be implemented upon the arrival of the freshman class this fall. He has been involved with the college since his arrival at UIC, as a fellow and as a member of the Honors Council, of which he was co-chair in 2014-15; as a member of the college strategic planning committee (2011-12); and as a member of the diversity committee (2013-14).<br /><br />Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Keen was Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, where he was also involved in the Honors Program. A renowned historian of early-modern religious thought, Dr. Keen served as executive officer of UIC’s Religious Studies program in 2014-15. He is the author of two monographs and a textbook, as well as editor or translator of five other books. <br /><br />The Honors College is a national model for honors education in urban public research universities. We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Keen’s background and experience to lead this college. I extend my gratitude to Dean Karen Colley and the search committee for their excellent work on this search. <br /><br />Please join me in congratulating Dr. Keen on his appointment.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 23 May 2016 12:44:15 -0500 Mon, 23 May 2016 12:44:15 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Read this message online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0520_vcsa.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear members of the UIC community,<br /><br />I write to you today to announce the retirement of Dr. Barbara Henley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, effective Aug. 31. As the longest-serving vice chancellor at UIC, Barbara has served our University and our students with distinction for 19 years. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and by the students and graduates she has mentored during her career.<br /><br />Barbara has been a passionate advocate for UIC and its students, working tirelessly to enhance the student experience and provide a welcoming, supportive and stimulating learning environment. Under her leadership, the UIC Experience was created to engage students in urban, intellectual and community-building experiences outside of the classroom.<br /><br />During her tenure, the campus expanded services and facilities to support student residential and commuter life with the construction of new residence halls, new recreation facilities, and the UIC Forum; renovations in housing and student centers; and the opening of an award-winning Commuter Student Resource Center and a new Student Veterans Resource Center.<br /><br />As a native Chicagoan and an alumna of UIC, Barbara knows first-hand the importance of UIC’s public mission and our commitment to provide our students with a diverse, world-class education. I want to thank Barbara for her leadership and congratulate her on her many accomplishments. She will be greatly missed.<br />I am pleased to announce that Rex Tolliver, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Campus Auxiliary Services, has agreed to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs effective Sept. 1, pending approval of the Board of Trustees. I am confident that under Rex’s leadership Student Affairs will continue to serve our students and the campus with great success. During the next few months, Barbara and Rex will work closely together to ensure a seamless transition.<br /><br />Please join me in wishing Barbara a wonderful retirement as she starts a new chapter in her life. We will all have the opportunity to honor Barbara for her contributions at a farewell reception to be held in late August.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /><br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 20 May 2016 15:04:24 -0500 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:04:24 -0500