Committee appointed for chancellor search

UIC CampusUniversity President Bob Easter announced a campus committee to search for UIC’s next chancellor, including administrators, faculty members, staff, students and community members.

Easter said the goal is to have a new chancellor on board for the start of the spring semester in January 2015.

Mrinalini Rao, professor of physiology and biophysics and former vice president for academic affairs, will chair the committee.

Other members include:

Bryan Becker, associate vice president for Hospital Operations, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System; Beth Richie, director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Terri Weaver, dean, College of Nursing

Jonathan Art, College of Medicine; Benet DeBerry-Spence, College of Business Administration; Stephen Engelmann, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Timothy Erickson, College of Medicine; David Hilbert, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian, College of Engineering; Patricia O’Brien, Jane Addams College of Social Work; Darryl Pendleton, College of Dentistry; Maria de los Angeles Torres, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Lisa Yun Lee, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Academic professional and staff
Stephanie Whitaker, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Margaret Mesta, College of Medicine

Abhinav Reddy, undergraduates; Joanna Thompson, graduate students

Other representatives
Kerl (Kal) LaJeune, UIC alumni; Kay Schwichtenberg, University of Illinois Foundation; Raul Raymundo, Chicago community.

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