The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) serves as the chief academic officer for the university.

Brandon Schwab

Dr. Brandon E. Schwab

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost

The VCAA/Provost oversees academic policy and priorities, ensures the quality of the faculty and student body, and helps to maintain educational excellence.

The VCAA/Provost reports to the Chancellor and serves as the university’s chief academic officer. They provide leadership for mission-driven academic and co-curricular endeavors and functions, coordinates academic affairs initiatives and programs with other university divisions, directs activities surrounding the implementation and achievement of the academic mission, and coordinates planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.

The Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois Springfield comprises the four academic colleges (College of Business and Management, College of Health, Science and Technology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and College of Public Affairs and Education) as well as Brookens Library and the Center for State Policy and Leadership. The division also includes the Center for Academic Success & Advising; Graduate Education; Graduate Assistantships; Information Technology Services; Institutional Research; Online, Professional, & Engaged Learning; Research & Innovation, Undergraduate Education, and Institutional Effectiveness.


The Provost’s Office advances the UIS vision, mission, and strategic goals by providing coordination among units both within the Division of Academic Affairs and across the entire campus. The Provost’s Office exercises leadership in the formulation of academic policies and ensures adherence to those policies. It coordinates university planning and budgeting activities and promotes innovation in teaching, research, and service.

Academic Affairs Resources

Faculty Resources

Dec 06, 2023
Academic Affairs News - November/December 2023 From Provost Schwab Dear colleagues: As we approach the end of the year, I want to express my…
Oct 25, 2023
Academic Affairs News - October 2023 From Provost Schwab Dear colleagues: It’s hard to believe that we already are past the mid-point of fall…
Sep 28, 2023
Shipra Gupta, an associate professor of marketing in the Department of Management, Marketing and Operations at the University of Illinois Springfield, has…
Aug 30, 2023
According to UIS policy, each academic year the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost notifies the UIS community of the names of those among the…
Aug 30, 2023
Provost’s welcome Welcome to the new academic year. For those new to UIS, like me, welcome! For those who are returning after what I hope was a…