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Jennifer Pietka

Assistant Dean for Administration

Office of the Dean


Building & Room:

135 CUPPA Hall, MC 350


412 S. Peoria St., Suite 115

Office Phone:

(312) 355-1399


Jennifer has an extensive background in human resources, information systems, technology and data management at UIC. After earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UIC, she has worked in a variety of roles in the university. As the Assistant Dean for Administration, Jennifer manages all HR processes for the college.

Within CUPPA, Jennifer has held previous roles as Assistant to the Director and Assistant Director in Public Administration (1995 – 1999) and Business and Financial Systems Specialist (2005 – 2007), Director of Human Resources Information Systems (2007 – 2013) and Assistant Dean of Administration (2013 – Present) in the Dean’s Office. Jennifer has also worked in the UIC Graduate College as a Resource Policy Analyst (1999 – 2005) where she was responsible for data and systems analysis, which included automating systems, data extraction, reconfiguration and analysis and managing the student probationary process. Jennifer has a deep appreciation for CUPPA and the UIC campus at large, and has exhibited strong leadership and management skills throughout her experiences which makes her integral to CUPPA.

Service to Community

Academic Professional Advisory Committee (2015-present)

2018 Nominated Award of Merit

New Hire Testing and Evaluation Group

Focus Group for selection of UIC’s Data Reporting Tool

Front End Advisory Group

Human Resources Front End Evaluation and Testing

2009 CAPE Award Nominee

Chair, Healthy CUPPA Committee (2005-2009)


B.S., Marketing - University of Illinois at Chicago
MBA, specialization in MIS - University of Illinois at Chicago

Licensures and Certifications

Inviting and On-Boarding Foreign Nationals Certification – Office of Business and Financial Services

Policy Development Program – Cornell University

LEAN Certification Program – University of Urbana-Champaign

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification - University of Urbana-Champaign

HR Generalist Certification – Society of Human Resource Management

A Certified – American Academy of Computer Science