Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Support
Office: Osborne Administration Building, Suite 110
J. Rex Tolliver leads all student affairs and academic support units that serve the university’s 36,000-plus student population.
As the University of Illinois Chicago’s vice chancellor for student affairs since 2017, Tolliver managed a broad spectrum of services and support for more than 34,000 students. His accomplishments include spearheading the first public-private partnership in the University of Illinois System, creating a program to provide financial support for students in unpaid internships and launching a fund to foster innovative faculty research that improves student success.
Prior to joining UIC, he served as executive director of student unions at the University of Arizona, executive director of auxiliary services at Louisiana State University and fiscal officer at Idaho State University.
Tolliver has a bachelor’s degree in finance and master of public administration from Louisiana State University and a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.