Noted Biologist, Administrator Named Provost

Plant biologist Lon Kaufman, a long-time faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago who rose through the ranks as department head, dean, and vice provost, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UIC.

His appointment becomes effective Aug. 15, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Kaufman, a member of the UIC community for over 26 years, "has the breadth and depth of experience that we need moving forward during these challenging times," said UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares in an email announcing his appointment. "His values reflect UIC in the most profound way, and he will be a force for our continued growth and recognition as the premier urban public research university we have become."

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