Chancellor Message 7/29/10

Message to Campus
RE Men's Basketball Head Coach Search

Dear Colleagues and Students,

The UIC campus has begun an accelerated, national search for a men's basketball head coach to succeed Jimmy Collins.

The search committee is co-chaired by former Interim Chancellor and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Eric Gislason and Athletics Director Jim Schmidt. Other members of the search committee are:

  • Yvette Arias, Assistant Facilities Manager, UIC Pavilion
  • Warren Chapman, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
  • Sylvia Furner, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
  • Johari Jabir, Assistant Professor of African American Studies
  • David Kumamoto, Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Restorative Dentistry
  • Matthew Lippman, Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice
  • Donna Williamson, Campus Counsel

The success of Flames Athletics and the UIC Men's Basketball program has made this position very attractive. Already we have received dozens of applications from leading coaches in the U.S. and abroad.

Sparky and I are looking forward to building on Coach Collins' winning tradition and beginning a new chapter in Flames Basketball. My thanks to Vice Chancellor Barbara Henley for assisting me with this process and also to the members of the search committee who will be working diligently and expeditiously on our behalf.



Paula Allen-Meares