Chancellor Message 8/24/10

Message to Campus
RE search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues and Members of the UIC Community,

I am pleased to announce the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This search follows the departure of R. Michael Tanner after eight years of distinguished service and leadership as he starts a new chapter in his career as a faculty member in the College of Engineering on January 15, 2011.

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the second-in-command and chief academic officer for the UIC campus reporting to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the Chancellor's principal advisor on campus budget matters, and along with the other vice chancellors and the leadership of the University of Illinois Hospital, plays a major role in developing strategic academic priorities as the campus advances its programs of instruction, research, and service. All deans, as well as the University Librarian, are supported by and accountable to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

The search committee membership is listed below. R. John Solaro, Distinguished University Professor and Head, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has graciously agreed to chair this search.

The search committee will be meeting shortly and more information about the search and the position will be communicated to the campus at that time. I am confident that, with your support, the committee will be able to identify an outstanding set of finalists for interviews in early spring.

Sincerely,

Paula Allen-Meares
Chancellor


 

Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

R. John Solaro (Chair)
Distinguished University Professor and Head, Physiology & Biophysics, College of Medicine

Aixa Alfonso
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Tanya Berger-Wolf
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

John D'Emilio
Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies and History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Robert Gaensslen
Professor and Director, Forensic Science Program, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Artin Goncu
Professor and Chair, Educational Psychology, College of Education

Bruce Graham
Dean, College of Dentistry

Barbara Henley
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Christina Hui-Chan
Professor and Head, Physical Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences

Timothy Johnson
Professor and Director, Survey Research Laboratory, Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Harish Kanchi
Graduate Student, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering

Michele Kelley
Associate Professor, Community Sciences, School of Public Health

Judith Kirshner
Dean, College of Architecture and the Arts

Carol Massat
Associate Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work

Amalia Pallares
Associate Professor, Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mariann Piano
Professor, Biobehavioral Health Science, College of Nursing

Gregory Pittsley
Senior Program and Policy Analyst, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago

Rodney Shrader
Denton Thorne Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director, Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Associate Professor, Managerial Studies, College of Business Administration

Stephen Wiberley
Professor and Bibliographer for Social Sciences, University Library

Darlette Willis
Office Support Specialist, Campus Parking, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Ex officio staff:

Peg O'Donoghue
Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor

Monica Rausa Williams
Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor