Clarice Ford selected as the vice chancellor for Student Affairs
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Clarice Ford has been named the vice chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois Springfield, pending formal University of Illinois Board of Trustees approval. Ford has been serving as interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs since 2014.
Austin Mehmet said, “She’s easily been one of the best supporters of students and this campus … I don’t think there would be anybody better fit for the job.”
Since joining UIS in 2008, she has served as executive director of the UIS Diversity Center, associate dean of students, and associate vice chancellor of Student Services. Ford brings more than 20 years of professional experience in Student Affairs as well as notable record of public service to UIS.
“Dr. Ford received strong support from the vice chancellor Student Affairs Search Committee whose members were appreciative of her considerable expertise working in Student Affairs and her sincere commitment to improving and enhancing student life and opportunities,” said UIS Chancellor Susan Koch.
Ford earned her doctorate in educational leadership and change from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She holds a master’s degree in religious education and theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary and a master’s degree in adult education/multi-cultural education from Antioch University. She also received her bachelor’s degree in human services from Antioch University.”