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

Linda Delene
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 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. She/he provides 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 & Management, College of Health, Science, & Technology, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and College of Public Affairs & Education) as well as Brookens Library and the Center for State Policy & 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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Academic Affairs News

Mar 31, 2023
Dear Faculty and Staff — The week began with a review of UIS laboratory environmental and safety reports to ensure compliance with safety protocols. There…
Mar 24, 2023
Dear Faculty and Staff — The “call” for faculty position requests for employment to begin fall of 2024 has been issued to deans and chairs. Requests for…
Mar 23, 2023
Dear Faculty and Staff — The election to fill vacancies on University Personnel Committees was conducted in accordance with the Faculty Personnel Policy,…
Mar 22, 2023
Dear Faculty: I’m following up on the Chancellor’s email to UIS students this morning to ask that you encourage students in your classes to participate in…
Mar 17, 2023
Dear Faculty and Staff — Multiple consultations were held regarding the Huron Consultants’ report and the Union’s recommendations on that report. The final…