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July 16, 2001 Contact: Mark Rosati (312) 996-5546; rosati@uic.edu


Arthur A. Savage, associate chancellor and chief of staff at UIC since 1996, has been named executive associate chancellor for external affairs, a new position created by Chancellor Sylvia Manning to coordinate all external relations for the campus.

"Art has done a terrific job as the associate chancellor and chief of staff for the past five years," Manning said. "In his new position, he will be able to devote all his energies to building and sustaining external support for UIC and promoting existing and new dialogues and partnerships."

As executive associate chancellor, Savage will continue to supervise directly the offices of public affairs and community relations; manage civic relations, including those with the mayor's office, the City Council, city agencies, and various chambers of commerce and civic organizations; work closely with the university office of governmental relations on state and federal relations; coordinate the work of the associate chancellors for access and equity, alumni affairs, and development; and promote the visibility of the Great Cities Commitment as a campus-wide mission.

"I'm honored to have been named to this new position by the chancellor," Savage said. "This is a time of great momentum, growth and opportunity at UIC. By bringing responsibility for all major external affairs activities under one roof, we'll be able to ensure coordinated, strategic outreach to the various publics that the campus serves."

Savage, who holds a Ph.D. in public policy analysis-political science from UIC, has served as associate chancellor and chief of staff since 1996. He has worked at UIC since 1982, holding positions that included director of space and capital resources, associate dean for administration in what was then the College of Associated Health Professions, and assistant professor in the college. He also served as director of personnel in the UIC College of Medicine at Peoria.

A Peoria native, Savage, 53, earned a bachelor's degree from Bradley University and an MBA from Illinois State University.

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