Our Staff

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

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Dr. Clarice FordFord

Email: cford21@uis.edu 

Dr. Ford oversees all areas in Student Affairs


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

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

Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students

Dr. Osiris

Dr. Charles E. Osiris

Email: cosir2@uis.edu


Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University.  He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Dr. Osiris oversees the following units:

  • Dean of Students Office
  • Disability Services
  • Health and Counseling
  • Student Life
  • UIS Journal
  • Volunteer and Civic Engagement
  • Womens Center

Dr. Osiris came to UIS from Santa Maria California where he was the Executive Director of ILEAD, Inspire, Leadership, Educational, Accountability Development Institute.  Prior to that he was Dean of Student Services, Counseling and Matriculation at Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California.  He also served as Associate Vice President for Student Services at Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia.

Assistant Vice Chancellor Student Affairs/Executive Director of Auxiliary Services

Dr. Van Lee ViereggeVierrege

Email: vvier2@uis.edu


Bachelor of Science (Finance), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Master of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University

Dr. Vieregge oversees the following units:

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

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. RyanRyan

Email: cryan1@uis.edu

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

Prior Work Experience at UIS:  23 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

Tisha PalmerPalmer

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 23 years.