Monthly archives: June, 2017

Campus Message 06.27.17

Dear Colleagues,

Each fall the university hosts UIC Open House to welcome thousands of prospective students, families, friends, alumni, and community members to our campus. This year’s Open House will take place on Saturday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. I encourage you to join us and take this opportunity to showcase your college, department, or program that day. We expect over 10,000 guests to join us at this annual event.

UIC Open House is an important part of the university’s continuing efforts to advance our outreach activities and highlight the opportunities we provide as Chicago’s public research university. The day’s agenda will provide our guests with a greater perspective and appreciation for the university’s widely diverse academic programs, research enterprise, cultural activities, and support services. Your involvement is important for us to be able to deliver the most comprehensive look at the opportunities, both academic and cultural, available to the UIC community. There are a variety of options through which your unit can help visitors learn more about UIC’s majors and programs, explore student life and housing, attend academic sessions featuring UIC faculty, and tour the grounds. Read more…


Campus Message 06.13.17

Dear Colleagues:

In March, Dr. Tyrone Forman, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, announced that he would return to faculty to pursue his program of research on the nature and social consequences of intergroup prejudice and discrimination. We are thankful for all of his hard work during his tenure and proud of what has been accomplished under his leadership in making UIC a place where diversity flourishes and students, staff and faculty feel welcome and can openly express their identities.

We are now undertaking a national search for the new Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity. Read more…


Campus Message 06.07.17

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of J. Rex Tolliver as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Rex has served as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs since September 1, 2016, following the retirement of Barbara Henley.

Rex joined UIC in 2015, after a national search, to serve as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Campus Auxiliary Services. He has over 15 years of experience in student life, financial management, and human resources at other universities, including the University of Arizona, Louisiana State University and Idaho State University. During his tenure at UIC, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a deep understanding of and advocacy for the needs of our student body.  Read more…