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Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Mark Potter
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Academic and Student 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 Policy, Accreditation, Assessment, Early College, Educational Quality, Institutional Review Board, Tenure

Adult Education (OPEN)

Brittany Jackson Kairis, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor​

Bridge, ​Gateway, High School Equivalency Program, English as a Second Language​, Instructional Support

Advising and Student Success

Dr. Stephanie Krah, Associate Vice Chancellor

Advising, Disability Access Center, Student Affairs, Transfer, Tutoring, Veteran Services, Wellness Centers, Community Violence Prevention Programs, Career Services

Academic Programs

Sarah Lichtenstein Walter, Associate Vice Chancellor

Academic Catalog, Academic Programs, Centers of Excellence, Continuing Education, CAREER Agreement, Curriculum Development

Decision Support

Christian Collins, Vice Chancellor

Academic Calendar, Analytics, Compliance Data Capacity, Performance Management, Student Records

High School Partnerships

Peggy Korellis, Associate Vice Chancellor

High School Partnerships, Early College​, Post-secondary Navigators 

Student Financials

Richard Hayes, Associate Vice Chancellor - Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid, Student Accounts

Faculty & Staff

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