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Aisha El-Amin

Associate Vice Provost for Student Success and Belonging


Dr. Aisha El-Amin leads a dynamic team of 11 units who cultivate the sense of belonging and academic success of UIC’s beautifully diverse student body. She ​has served in a variety of leadership roles at UIC including Associate Provost &​ Chief of Staff, Associate Dean of Students, and Associate Vice Chancellor for ​Equity and Belonging.

Dr. El-Amin is a UIC alumni, and holds a PhD in ​Policy Studies of Urban Education. As a servant-leader and a US Army Veteran, ​Dr. El-Amin has received numerous accolades both internal and external to UIC. ​These awards most recently include the:

  • 2022 UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the ​Status of Blacks History Makers Award,
  • 2020 Chancellor’s Academic Professional​ Award (CAPE),
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. 2022 Community Leader of the Year ​Award.

Dr. El-Amin believes in honest communication, that smiles are ​infectious, every problem has a solution and an organization’s greatest resource are its people.