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 Academic Affairs

Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs​​​

Academic Affairs                                                                                

The Office of Academic Affairs is made up of HWC’s academic departments and academic support services. The Office of Academic Affairs works with Student Affairs, and Finance and Operations to provide an exceptional environment for learning and teaching. Our role is to help create and maintain the best possible academic environment for students and faculty.

Academic Departments                                                                                              

Art and Architecture
Biological Science
English Language Learning
English, Speech, Theatre, and Journalism
Humanities: Dance; Fine Arts; Music; Philosophy; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Physical Sciences
Social and Applied Sciences
World Languages and English Language Learning

Area of Services 
Center of Excellence in Business​
Continuing Education
Early College​
Research and Planning

​Vision and Plans​
HWC Strategic Enrollment Management Plan 
HWC Strategic Plan Framework
HWC Equity Plan 
HWC Re-Opening Plan 
First-Year Student Experience (Interdisciplinary Studies) 

Academic Resources for Faculty                            
Academic Resources for Students ​                           
Faculty/Staff Accomplishments  ​   ​                     
Student Showcase and Accomplishments ​                          

Calendars & Events

Harold Washington College Events
​​​​City College of Chicago Academic Calendar
City College of Chicago Events
CAST Calendar​​​​





Faculty & Staff

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs  
Asif Wilson, Associate Dean - Instruction  
Jacquelyn Werner, Associate Dean - Advising & Transition  
Kim Bowens, Assistant Dean - Early College & Matriculation 
Phil Vargas​ - Research & Planning (Interim)​​​
Nicholas Ambrose - Registrar 
Manisha Thompson​ - 
Assistant Registrar 
Kimberly Valenza - Director - Academic Support Services
Tonja Simmons-Girten, Coordinator Workforce Partnership  
Kayla Godinez, Workforce Success Coach   
Maria Delgado, College Administrative Assistant I, Office of the VP  
Latonya Henley, Coordinator - Academic Support Services  
Aretha Hall, College Administrative Assistant I ​                                                    ​ 

Related Services

Contact Information

(312) 553-5922
30 E. Lake St.
Chicago , IL 60601
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tools and Resources

Apply for College​                                         

Student Policy Manual