horizonal graphic

UIC News Tips
University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456, www.uic.edu/depts/paff

August 21, 2000 Contact: Mark Rosati, (312) 996-5546, rosati@uic.edu


Charlotte "Toby" Tate, dean of the College of Health and Human Development Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, today was named interim provost of UIC, Chancellor Sylvia Manning announced. The appointment would take effect immediately upon approval by the Board of Trustees at its September meeting.

Tate succeeds Elizabeth Hoffman, who leaves UIC at the end of the month to become president of the University of Colorado.

Reporting to the chancellor, the provost is the chief academic officer and chief operating officer of the campus. The appointment would remain in effect until a permanent successor to Hoffman is chosen. A national search will begin shortly.

"Toby is a distinguished scholar and experienced academic administrator," Manning said. "Since joining UIC in April 1999, she has earned the respect of her faculty and students, her fellow deans, and the UIC community at large. Toby is the ideal person to serve as our interim provost."

"I am honored that Sylvia has asked me to take on this very important assignment," Tate said. "I look forward to working with our wonderful deans, faculty and staff in continuing the strong momentum of this campus. With the quality and diversity of our student body on the rise, new research facilities and our South Campus expansion under way, this is a very exciting time to be at UIC."

Manning and Tate thanked Hoffman for her outstanding service as provost. "Colorado is very fortunate to have her as its next president," Manning said.

As dean, Tate has led HHDS into a new era, focusing on the areas of disability, health promotion, molecular research in nutrition and exercise for disease prevention, aging, maternal and child health, health information sciences and virtual reality in medicine. HHDS offers the nation's only Ph.D. program in disability studies.

Prior to joining UIC, Tate was vice provost for academic programs and faculty affairs at the University of Houston and formerly head of its department of pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences. In addition to her responsibilities there, she served as research professor of experimental medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Tate is a leading researcher on the influence of exercise on the biology of the heart in advanced age.

Tate earned her bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University, a master's degree from Southwest Texas State University, and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, all in the areas of health education and exercise physiology. Her postdoctoral work in biochemistry was performed at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Baylor College of Medicine.

With 25,000 students, UIC is the largest and most diverse university in the Chicago area. UIC is home to the largest medical school in the United States and is one of only 88 national Research I universities. Located just west of Chicago's Loop, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of the area.

- UIC -

Copyright © 2000 University of Illinois at Chicago
Weekly Advisory Experts Guide News Bureau Staff News Tips Index News Bureau