CUPPA Office of the Dean Heading link
|Linsu Abraham||Manager of Research Operations|
|Paola Caicedo||Assistant Dean for Finance, Administration, and Research Operations|
|Mirtza Campbell||Senior Academic Advisor|
|Jie Chen||Information Technology Manager/Administrative Coordinator|
|Sharon Hayes||Assistant Dean for Student Success|
|Jaime Holland||Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs|
|Jada Jackson||Main Desk Attendant|
|Doris Nelson||Business Administrative Associate|
|Kelly LeRoux||Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research|
|Erica Lynn Plys||Director of Human Resources|
|Jim Rohde||Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing|
|Lynn Ross-Anderson||Business Administrative Assistant|
|Stacey Swearingen White||Dean|
|Jenny Sweeney||Associate Director of Special Events|
|Jodi White Jones||Assistant Dean for Communication|
CUPPA Dean's Council Heading link
Building on CUPPA’s rich history, and committed to its growth, impact, and long term viability, the CUPPA Dean’s Council was established in 2015. The CUPPA Dean’s Council is comprised of thought leaders in fields which shape and guide contemporary issues of urban and metropolitan regions who provide insight on current and emerging issues in their respective fields, and on strategic thinking that will help CUPPA shape future directions for the College.
The sharing of their individual areas of expertise broadens and deepens the ongoing conversation in which CUPPA engages about transforming cities and metropolitan regions, improving public and non-profit management, as well as enhancing the urban condition more generally. One of CUPPA’s many assets is its multiple partnerships and collaborations with nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and other Universities. The Dean’s Council plays a significant role in strengthening and expanding these relationships by identifying new partners, enabling alliances, and enhancing the visibility and recognition of the College.
CUPPA Dean’s Council members advance the work of the College by increasing the visibility and impact of CUPPA’s research and scholarship with stakeholder partners in the corporate and civic communities and by serving as ambassadors through their professional interactions and contacts. Members of the Dean’s Council, in knowing and telling CUPPA’s story, in particular its alumni’s significant impact on the landscape and leadership of Chicago, serve an essential role in promoting the mission and vision of the College.
Members of the CUPPA Dean's Council Heading link
|Frank Beal||Senior Executive, Civic Consulting Alliance|
|Richard Ciccarone||President and CEO, Merritt Research Service, LLC|
|Robert Currie||(retired), President, Community Care Alliance of Illinois|
|Stephen Friedman||President and Founder, SB Friedman Development Advisors|
|Aleks Granchalek||Managing Director - Public Finance Investment Banking, Fifth Third Securities|
|Lori Healey||Senior Vice President, OPC Implementation Lead, Obama Foundation|
|Erin Lavin Cabonargi||Managing Director, URBAN ReSOLVE|
|William Mack||Executive Director, Morgan Stanley|
|Al Riley||Rich Township Supervisor and Former Member, Illinois House of Representatives, 38th District|
|Emily Tapia Lopez||Director of Strategic Initiatives, HTNB|
CUPPA Alumni Association Board of Directors Heading link
Founded in 1997, the CUPPA Alumni Association (CUPPAAA) offers educational and career development opportunities to alumni, current students, and faculty. Members from the base of almost 3000 alumni from 1978 forward make up the volunteer alumni association board of directors. All alumni of the UIC Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Policy Analysis, Urban Planning and Policy, Urban and Public Affairs, and Urban Sciences programs are invited to participate.
The committees of the CUPPA Alumni Board of Directors include Special Events, Professional Development, and Student-Alumni Connections. Members organize events and activities for the informal sharing and exchange of information and to encourage professional relationships. Alumni use their special expertise and connections to schedule unique outings and extended educational opportunities.