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. Given his outstanding performance as Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the number of initiatives he has spearheaded, I have decided - with the appropriate approvals - to appoint him to the permanent Vice Chancellor position.
Please join me in welcoming Rex into his new leadership role. I am confident that his contributions to UIC will enhance our students’ experience and provide an even more welcoming, supportive, and stimulating learning environment.