Nikos Varelas, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs

As a member of the Provost’s leadership team, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs (VPUAAP) and his staff oversee and coordinate a variety of programs and activities that support the UIC undergraduate experience, academic programs, and the well-being and academic success of our students. The Office of the VPUAAP collaborates with a broad range of campus units including the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the undergraduate-serving colleges, departments, faculty, and others in planning and implementing programs that enhance the academic life of the student leading to graduation and overall success. The VPUAAP office has responsibility for the administration of the offices and programs of the First Year InitiativesUIC Summer CollegeArmy ROTCExternal FellowshipsLARESL@S GANAS ProgramCampus-wide Undergraduate ResearchStudent Advising SupportUndergraduate and Graduate Academic Program SupportReview and AssessmentStudent Success Research; and Student Success Initiatives.

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 ensuring academic success for all students.