University of Illinois Chicago


UIC’s chief executive officer

As the head of one of three distinct universities in the University of Illinois System, the chancellor reports directly to the president and the Board of Trustees. The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs,  the vice chancellor for health affairs,  and other vice chancellors and staff report to the chancellor.

Marie Lynn Miranda

Marie Lynn Miranda

UIC is led by Chancellor Marie Lynn Miranda, a leader in geospatial health informatics. Her appointment was formally approved Nov. 17, 2022, by the University of Illinois System Board of Trustees. She officially assumed the role July 5, 2023.

Before joining UIC, Miranda previously served as provost of the University of Notre Dame through 2021 and was a faculty member in its applied and computational mathematics and statistics department. She brings a wide range of other leadership experience at Rice University, the University of Michigan, and Duke University.

She is also director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education, and outreach organization committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she earned a bachelor’s in mathematics and economics and was named a Truman Scholar. She has a PhD and master’s from Harvard University, where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Miranda is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

As UIC’s chancellor, Miranda heads Chicago’s largest university with 16 academic colleges and one of the nation’s largest medical schools.

President Timothy Killeen at a Board of Trustees Meeting

Governing structure

The University of Illinois System – the state’s most comprehensive public university system – is composed of three distinct universities: Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and Springfield with regional medical campuses in Peoria, Rockford and the Quad Cities. Extension offices, research parks and UI Health expand the reach of the system.

Board of Trustees

Overseeing the more than 94,000-student institution is the Board of Trustees and the U of I president. Along with the chancellor/vice president of each university, the board and president drive the system’s commitment to its core missions of education, research, public service and economic development.

The Board of Trustees consists of 13 members, 11 who have official votes. Nine are appointed by the Governor for terms of six years, and three student trustees (one from each university) are elected by referenda at their universities for one-year terms. One student trustee is appointed by the Governor to have an official vote. The Governor serves as an ex-officio member.

System Offices

Joining the president are the vice presidents for academic affairs, finance, health affairs, research, and the director of the Discovery Partners Institute, as well as the offices of University Counsel, Governmental Relations, and University Relations.

The units within the system offices provide vital services and support – such as business and financial services, IT, facilities planning, auditing and legal counsel – to the universities and their students, faculty and staff.