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Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Mark Potter
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Academic and Studetn Affairs acts as a connector of opportunity, co-creates and maintains standards and practices, and leads organizational learning across the District. ASA also maintains the key academic and student systems to ensure external compliance, performance to internal KPIs, and process integrity. ASA’s leadership spans the areas of curriculum, faculty affairs, workforce and career education, institutional research, adult education, early college, advising, enrollment, retention, student financial aid, and student finance. 

Academic and Student Affairs, led by the Provost in collaboration with the leadership from the seven City Colleges of Chicago, is deeply engaged in facilitating the implementation of the strategic priorities identified by the Chancellor and supported through an extensive process of faculty governance. ASA is at the center of City Colleges of Chicago, providing dynamic, challenging, and state-of-the-art learning experiences for students, supported by faculty and staff who deeply value the success of every one of our students.

ASA is composed of the following departments: Academic Affairs, Adult Education, Advising and Student Success, Curriculum and Workforce Partnerships, Decision Support, Enrollment Management, and Student Financials.

These departments work in an integrated manner to promote innovation and change by leading strategic thought leadership and execution across City Colleges and by using data and information to support decision-making.

​Department Department Leader ​Key Functions
​​​Academic Affairs Dr. Stacia Edwards
Deputy Provost
Academic and Student PolicyAccreditation, Assessment, Early College, Educational Quality, Institutional Review BoardTenure 
​Academic Systems and Student Records ​Alex Underwoo​d
Executive Director
Academic Calendar, Academic Catalog, Commencement,  Student Records, Transfer Credit​
Adult Education
​Maureen Lopez Fitzpatrick
Associate Vice Chancellor
BridgeGatewayHigh School Equivalency Program, Instructional Support
Advising and Student Success​ ​Dr. Stephanie Krah
Associate Vice Chancellor
AdvisingAthleticsDisability Access CenterTransferTutoringStudent AffairsVeteran ServicesWellness Centers​​​
​Curriculum and Workforce Partnerships ​Sarah Lichten​stein Walter
Associate Vice Chancellor
​​Academic Programs, College to Careers, Cooperative AgreementsCurriculum Development
Decision Support​ ​Christian Collins
Associate Vice Chancellor​
​Analytics, Compliance, Data Capacity, Performance Management
Enrollment Management Melvin Allen
Associate Vice Chancellor
Admissions, Call Center, International StudentsRegistrationTesting             
Student Financials Robert Covey-Robbins
Associate Vice Chancellor
​Financial Aid, Student Accounts​

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