Warren Chapman, the former Joyce Foundation program officer and school reform man about town, has kept a low profile during the past few years (at BankOne and then JPMorganChase), during which there's seemed to have been a slow and sometimes sad changing of the guard both in the reform and philanthropic worlds. Now he's headed to UIC. No word on who, if anyone, will fill the spot at JPMorganChase.
Philanthropy Executive Named UIC Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
Warren K. Chapman, a leading figure in corporate philanthropy and
educational policy, has been named vice chancellor for external affairs
at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chapman, who will begin his appointment at UIC on May 16, will be
responsible for all relationships with external constituents of the
campus, including civic, corporate and governmental leaders in the city
and state. He will oversee community relations, international affairs,
public affairs, marketing and the Great Cities Commitment, and will
coordinate those offices with development, alumni affairs, government
relations, and access and equity. He will also serve as the
chancellor's liaison to higher education organizations.
Chapman has a long record of achievement in the not-for-profit
sector. He served as president of the Bank One Foundation from 2002 to
2005, where he oversaw all corporate giving, including all corporate
contributions made to not-for-profit organizations. When Bank One
merged with JPMorganChase, the position was converted to vice president
and national philanthropic advisor for JPMorganChase. In this position
he developed and implemented a long-term strategic plan for national
and regional philanthropic activities that reflect the vision and
priorities of the bank.
Chapman said his goals are to strengthen the longstanding ties UIC
has in its Near West Side neighborhood and to forge new relationships
in the business community and government.
"I'm a native Chicagoan -- I watched UIC as it was built and as it
matured into the great institution it is and is becoming," Chapman
said. "This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of an institution
with strong traditions in its community."
Chancellor Sylvia Manning noted that Chapman's appointment is the
result of an extensive national search. "Dr. Chapman is a visible
leader in the corporate philanthropy community at the local, regional
and national levels," she said. "He will bring great experience, energy
and judgment to the position of vice chancellor for external affairs."
Before joining Bank One, Chapman served the Joyce Foundation as
lead program officer for 10 years, and prior to that held a series of
positions with the Illinois State Board of Education. He holds B.A. and
M.A. degrees from Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in
Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at
From 1986 to 2003, as a visiting assistant professor at UIUC, he
taught graduate courses in social foundations and sociology of
education. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Chicago
Historical Society, the Metropolitan Planning Council and Columbia
College of Chicago and is a past member of the board of the Donors
Forum of Chicago.
Chapman succeeds Arthur Savage, who retired last May. Mike Landek,
UIC associate vice chancellor for student affairs and director of
campus auxiliary services, served as interim vice chancellor for
external affairs since June. Manning thanked Landek, who will return to
his previous post on May 16, for his "extraordinary and dedicated"
service as vice chancellor, including leading a campus-wide effort to
increase the volume of business UIC does with minority- and women-owned
companies and vendors.
UIC ranks among the nation's top 50 universities in federal
research funding and is Chicago's largest university with more than
24,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's
major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great
Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage
with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in
hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan
areas around the world. For more information about UIC, visit www.uic.edu
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