Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
and Academic Programs

Nikos Varelas, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs

As a member of the Provost’s management team, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs (VPUAAP) and his staff oversee and coordinate a variety of programs and activities that affect the UIC undergraduate experience, well-being, and academic success. The Office of the VPUAAP collaborates with a broad range of campus units including the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the eight undergraduate-serving colleges, departments, faculty, and others in planning and implementing programs that enhance the academic life of the student and that lead to graduation and overall success. The VPUAAP office has responsibility for the administration of the offices of the Army ROTC, UIC Summer College, Special Scholarships, campus-wide undergraduate research programs, select advising resources, and implementation of the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success.

The VPUAAP office also engages with external entities such as other universities and school systems on matters of mutual interest.

Students are invited to contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs with comments and suggestions related to assuring high educational achievement.

Biographical Summary