Dean's Office Directory

LAS Administration
4th Floor, University Hall
Reception (312) 413-2500

Name Title Responsibilities Telephone    E-mail
Astrida Orle Tantillo Dean Chief academic and budgetary officer of the College, executive resource, academic policy and administrative decisions (312) 413-7329
Richard Alpern Associate Dean for Financial Operations Budget Planning; Fiscal Oversight; Financial Operations; Accounting; Payroll; Operations (312) 413-2509
Henrik Aratyn Associate Dean for Research and Facilities Capital Planning/Renovations; Space Utilization; Major Equipment; Promotion of Research (312) 413-9466
Ramon Castillo Infrastructure and Support Manager Support Desk
(312) 996-5237
Sara Connell Director of Communications and Marketing Communications and Marketing (312) 996-0046
Trenace Ford Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Curriculum and Program; Educational Policy Committee; New Programs; Less Commonly Taught Languages; Newberry Library; General Education (312) 413-2515
John Fudacz Assistant Dean Finance and Budget (312) 413-2507
David Halsted Director of Online and Blended Learning Teaching with Technology
(312) 413-0119
Agnes Herget
Assistant Dean
Project Management; Administrative Support to the Dean
(312) 413-2470
Joe Hernandez Support Desk Lead
Information Technology support
(312) 996-5237
Craig Jackson Executive Director IT Information Technology planning and leadership; FACT program
(312) 413-9017
Ramona Jeffries Program Services Aide Reception (312) 413-2500
Stacy Jeffries
Executive Assistant to the Dean Administrative support to the Dean (312) 413-2504
Gwen Lazard Assistant to the Dean Accounting; Graduate Student Human Resources; Payroll (312) 996-3364
Micki Leventhal Associate Director of Development Communications AtLAS publication (312) 413-4328
Vacant Associate Director of Development Portfolio work, Annual Fund, LAS Alumni Association Board (312) 413-3281
Dibyen Majumdar Senior Associate Dean of the College Fiscal and Research Oversight; Faculty Recruitment and Retention; Academic Program Review; Primary Liaison to the Office of Social Science Research; Information Technology (312) 413-2510
Tonia Nikopoulos Assistant Dean Human Resources and Summer School (312) 413-2506
Fiona O'Connor
Coordinator for Events and Special Projects College level events; faculty searches
(312) 355-0646
Laura Oliver Assistant to the Dean Administrative support to Associate Dean of Financial Operations (312) 996-2169
Christopher Phillips Director of Alumni Relations Alumni engagement (312) 413-3281
Brian Roessler Executive Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs Undergraduate Operations; Academic Advising (312) 413-2532
Myrna Romero
Graphic Designer
Graphic design for websites and print material
(312) 413-9363
Scott Rozman Web Application Developer Website, Web Application and Database support (312) 996-3361
Marya Schechtman Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Programs Faculty Affairs; Promotion and Tenure; Sabbaticals; Faculty Diversity; Faculty Development and Evaluation; Faculty Awards; Primary Liaison to the Humanities Institute; Primary Liaison to the Graduate College; Interdisciplinary Programs (312) 996-4687
Karen Sholeen Assistant Dean Human Resources and Finance (312) 413-2508
Nikos Varelas Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs Student Academic Affairs related to LAS educational programs and policies, departments, and faculty. (312) 413-2532
Katherine Veach
Assistant Dean of Advancement Development and Major Gifts; Board of Visitors (312) 413-3469
Connie Zdenek
Academic Policy Analyst Data Analysis (312) 413-5697