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Caryn A. Bills

Associate Chancellor


Building & Room:

717 Marshfield Avenue Building (MC 602)


809 S. Marshfield Ave.

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 996-8670



Caryn Bills, currently the Associate Chancellor for the Office for Access and Equity (OAE), has 30 years of experience at UIC, and has served in various positions including her recent role as Chief of Staff to the current and former Chancellors where she provided high-level executive advice and counsel on confidential matters.  OAE, through Caryn’s leadership, is charged with the responsibility of assuring compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, Title IX and affirmative action/diversity efforts in the academic search process.

Caryn created the Office of the Ombudsperson at UIC and resolved student complaints and grievances for a period of 12 years.  She later created Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) and now manages 40 certified mediators who assist with resolving employment conflicts through a formal facilitative process of mediation.  Caryn’s years of experience and knowledge of university policy and procedures allows her to quickly identify resolutions to ensure productive work environments.

Caryn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.