Monthly archives: May, 2017

Campus Message 05.19.17

Dear Colleagues:

Jim Schmidt, Director of Athletics, recently announced that he will retire from UIC on August 1, 2017, after 36 years of dedicated service building our athletic department. Jim is the longest serving athletic director in UIC’s history, as well as, within the Horizon League. During his tenure, Jim was instrumental in the development of several Flames programs that have consistently experienced regional and national success. UIC Flames have advanced to NCAA postseason competition on 49 occasions, while amassing a total of 80 conference championships. In 2015, Jim was named as the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

We are pleased to inform you of the search for the Director of Athletics. The search committee will be chaired by J. Rex Tolliver, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and will be assisted by Parker Executive Search in our recruiting efforts. Read more…


Campus Message 05.17.17

Dear Faculty and Staff,

In August of 2016, President Killeen appointed the University Alignment Implementation Team to make recommendations about moving certain organizational functions to the universities from the central university system. As a result of that process, the first phase of implementation will be to transfer three units from the University of Illinois central administration to UIC.

Effective July 1, 2017, UIC Purchasing and the Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) Budget Office will report to Janet Parker, Associate Chancellor for Budget and Resource Planning, and the OBFS Post Award Grants & Contracts will report to Mitra Dutta, Vice Chancellor for Research. Read more…


Campus Message 05.11.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

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. Nominations are welcomed from UIC faculty, students, academic professionals, and support staff. I also encourage you to resubmit past nominees. Read more…


To our graduates

En Español

Dear graduates,

First and foremost, congratulations!

I look forward to this time of year, as the spring brings vibrant colors to campus and a sense of renewal and optimism. But I write this note with mixed emotions. As chancellor, some of my most memorable times at UIC have been those spent interacting with students. You are the reason I take such pride in my job, and saying goodbye to those graduating is bittersweet for me.

This is an exciting time in your life and you have worked hard — sometimes through very difficult obstacles — to achieve your goals. You deserve to celebrate! But please remember that you will always be part of the UIC family and I hope that you will reflect on your time at UIC with joy and accomplishment.

UIC faculty and staff work tirelessly to provide you with the finest education so you can flourish in whatever career path you take. And others are taking notice. This year, UIC rose into the top 200 Universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, based on our success in teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. This is an outstanding achievement and we should all celebrate. Read more…