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

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.

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Faculty Resources

Apr 30, 2024
The University of Illinois Springfield held a faculty honors reception on April 29, 2024. Chancellor Janet Gooch and Vice Chancellor for…
Jan 30, 2024
Academic Affairs News - January 2024 From Provost Schwab Greetings – it is great to see students, faculty, and staff back on campus. I hope your…
Jan 24, 2024
UIS Students, Faculty, and Staff: As part of our institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), UIS is expected to select and…
Jan 22, 2024
On Thursday, February 1, at halftime of the men's basketball game, any student-athlete (regardless of sport) who has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher…
Dec 14, 2023
Dear Colleagues,  Bob Smith has decided to resign from his position of Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Education effective Wednesday,…