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Meet the Executive Staff of the the Division of Student Affairs at UIS:

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Dr. Timothy L. Barnett Dr. Barnett, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

Email: tbarn4@uis.edu

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – (Psychology) University of Nebraska
  • Master’s Degree – (Student Development) Azusa Pacific University
  • Ph.D. – (Education and Business with a focus on Strategic Planning) Claremont Graduate University

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs oversees the following units:

  • Admissions
  • Career Development Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Cox Children’s Center
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity Center
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food Services
  • Health Services
  • Residential Life
  • International Student Services
  • New Student Orientation and Parent Relations
  • Journal Newspaper
  • LGBTQA Resource Center
  • Records and Registration
  • Recreational Sports
  • Student Life
  • Student Volunteers and Civic Engagement
  • Women’s Center

Prior to coming to UIS, Dr. Barnett was Vice Chancellor for Student and Enrollment Services at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he had worked since 2003. Other positions in which Dr. Barnett has served are Vice President for Student Affairs at Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, from 1999-2003; Director of Danna Center and Student Activities at Loyola University, New Orleans, from 1992-1999; and Associate Dean of Students at Biola University, LaMirada, California, from 1987-1991.


Associate Vice Chancellor/ Dean of Students

James C. Korte Picture of Jim Korte
Email: jkort1@uis.edu

Education:
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) 1975, Loyola University of Chicago
Master of Education (Guidance and Counseling) 1978, Loyola University of Chicago

Interim Dean of Students oversees the following units:

  • Advocacy and Assistance
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Health Services
  • Student Discipline
  • Student Life
  • Student Publications
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Volunteer Services
  • Women’s Center

Mr. Korte came to UIS (then Sangamon State University) in 1981 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He served as Director of Housing for SSU from 1981 until 2002 when he moved to his current position as Interim Dean of Students.


Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services

Dr. Clarice Ford

Email: cford21@uis.edu

Dr.Ford

Education:

Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Multicultural Education from Anitoch University; Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Fielding Graduate University

Associate Dean of Student Services oversees the following units:

  • Auxiliary Services
  • Diversity Center
  • LGBTQA
  • New Student Orientation
  • Parent Relations
  • International Student Services

Dr. Ford came to UIS from Berry College, Rome Georgia, where she served as the Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs. Prior to that she worked at Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University in the areas of Student Affairs.


Assistant ViceChancellor Student Affairs

Dr. Van Lee Vieregge

Email: vvier2@uis.edu Van Vieregge picture

Education:

Bachelor of Science (Finance), Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleMaster of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleDoctor of Education in Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University

Executive Director of Auxiliary Services oversees the following units:

  • Campus Bookstore
  • Cox Children’s Center
  • Food Services
  • Residence Life
  • Recreational Sports

Dr. Vieregge came to UIS from Saint Louis University, where he served as the Director of Business and Auxiliary Services for Student Development.  Prior to that he was the Business Administrator at Graham Correctional Center and worked for many years with the Illinois Department of Transportation.  Other positions include full time adjunct faculty at Greenville College since 1997, as adjunct faculty at Blackburn College for three years and as an instructor for Lake Land College for 2 years.


Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Christina D. Ryan

Christina D. Ryan
Email: cryan1@uis.edu

Education:
Bachelors Degree, Management, University of Illinois at Springfield
Masters Degree in Business Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield

Prior Work Experience at UIS:  22 years at UIS in various offices,
Account Technician, OBFS Accounting Office
Business Manager, Illinois Issues magazine / Center for State Policy and Leadership


Administrative Aide to the Vice Chancellor

Picture of Tisha Palmer

Tisha Palmer

Email: palmer.tisha@uis.edu

Prior to working for student affairs, Tisha was Administrative Aide for the Vice Chancellor of Business and Administrative Services and the SSU Foundation office.  Tisha has been working for SSU/UIS for 22 years.

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