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Office of Student Affairs Staff

The Office of Student Affairs is located within the Student Services Center.

Phone:  312-996-7242

Email:  pharmosa@uic.edu

  • Thomas TenHoeve, PhD Associate Dean

    • Serves on the College’s administrative team
    • Oversees all aspects of the Office of Student Affairs, including all OSA Services, Programs, and the OSA Staff members on both campuses

    email:  tenhoeve@uic.edu

  • Debra Agard, PharmD Assistant Dean

    • Provides oversight for graduation
    • Addresses registration and student progression matters
    • Provides oversight for the Student Accommodation Process
    • Assists with student well-being
    • Oversees Peer Education Tutoring
    • Assists students with licensing
    • Addresses other student matters

    email:  agard@uic.edu

  • Charles McPherson, PharmD Assistant Dean

    • Oversees undergraduate education
    • Administers the BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Developed undergraduate pipeline programs to our PharmD and graduate programs
    • Works with pre-pharmacy students
    • Assists with the development of undergraduate courses

    email:  charles@uic.edu

  • College Recruiter

    • Develops and executes recruitment strategies for the College of Pharmacy
    • Develops marketing tools for recruitment purposes
    • Works with Student Ambassadors and Peer Advisors
    • Executes pipeline programs
    • Provide Pre-Admissions advising & transcript review

    email: PharmD@uic.edu

  • Deb Fox, MEd, Director of Alumni & Student Engagement

    • Leads the way on topics related to Careers Services and opportunities
    • Works closely with alumni, faculty and students to provide opportunities related to internships, residencies, fellowships, networking, mock interviews, career fairs, showcases, etc.
    • Residency and Fellowship Prep Committee member – help fourth year students navigate the processes specifically related to these areas.

    email:  dfox4@uic.edu

  • Dan DiCesare, MEd, Director of Student Affairs – Chicago

    • Answers day-to-day student questions
    • Provides oversight for Pharmacy Student Council
    • Guides Admissions process
    • Oversees Admissions scholarships process
    • Advises Admissions Committee on enrollment trends and best practices

    email:  dicesare@uic.edu

  • Cindi Schaefer, Ed.D, Director of Student Affairs – Rockford

    • Provides academic advising
    • Answers day-to-day student questions
    • Provides oversight for Pharmacy Student Council
    • Provides oversight for Office of Student Affairs in Rockford
    • Oversees High School Pharmacy Camp & Summer Pharmacy Institute
    • Provides oversight for recruitment materials, initiatives, and campaigns

    email:  cschaef@uic.edu.

  • Josie Clark, MSEd,  Academic Advisor – Rockford

    • Provides academic advising
    • Ensures credits are on track for graduation
    • Addresses academic concerns
    • Answers day-to-day student questions
    • Provide oversight to student organizations
    • Provide wellness programming
    • Provide student programming
    • Work with Student Ambassadors & Peer Advisors in Rockford
    • Provide Pre-Admissions advising & transcript review

    email:  jmclark7@uic.edu

  • Clinton Marks, MS,  Academic Advisor – Chicago

    • Provides academic advising
    • Ensures credits are on track for graduation
    • Address academic concerns
    • Answer day-to-day student questions
    • Provide oversight to student organizations, including event approval
    • Provide wellness programming
    • Provide student programming through the Office of Student Affairs
    • Provide Pre-Admissions advising & transcript Review

    email:  cmmarks@uic.edu

  • Valentino Gasca, Program/Student Advisor

    • Monitors the OSA email (pharmosa@uic.edu)
    • answer questions
    • Processes enrollment verification letters
    • Assists with student accommodations
    • Handles pharmacy technician paperwork
    • Assists OSA staff with general student programming
    • Answers questions for prospective students

    email:  gascav13@uic.edu

  • Alcina Tejada, Administrative Aide

    • Provides support to Chicago OSA Staff
    • Manages locker assignments
    • Assists with student mailboxes & building access

    email: atejada@uic.edu