Interim Chancellor

Erik A. “Rick” Gislason is serving in the combined position of interim chancellor and provost of UIC. He has been interim provost since August and has added the duties of interim chancellor until March 16 when Chancellor-elect Michael D. Amiridis arrives on campus. Gislason has served in a variety of key leadership roles since joining the faculty in 1969. He also served as interim chancellor from 2008-2009, as vice chancellor for research from 1999-2008, as head of chemistry from 1993-1999, and as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1997-1998.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

South Carolina educator named new UIC chancellor

Michael AmiridisMichael D. Amiridis, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, was named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Amiridis, who has been a professor, researcher and senior administrator at South Carolina’s flagship campus for more than two decades, succeeds Paula Allen-Meares, who will return to the faculty. He will take office March 16. Until his arrival, Eric A. “Rick” Gislason, interim UIC vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, would serve as interim chancellor, pending Board of Trustees approval.

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