In promoting the academic, professional, cultural and social development of LGBTQPA faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People and Allies (CCSLGBTQPA) is devoted to the following tasks:

  • Communicating the various elements concerning the status of the LGBTQPA community at UIC to administration.
  • Leading the cultivation of a positive, equitable environment where LGBTQPA people may thrive in all areas and levels of their UIC experience.
  • Developing university programs designed to improve the quality of opportunities and curricula available to the LGBTQPA community.
  • Enhancing UIC’s relationship with the various LGBTQPA alumni and communities throughout the Chicago-land area.
Evelyn Figueroa, College of Medicine
Phone: 312-413-4168
Office: 177 HHDSB MC 663
Bernie Santarsiero, College of Pharmacy
Phone: 312-413-0339
Office: 3070 MBRB MC 870
Liam Boyd Bellinger, College of Education
Megan Carney, Gender and Sexuality Center
Jonathan Contreras, School of Public Health
Franchesca Cristoforo, Engineering
Juan David Gonzalez Villamizar, College of Medicine
Ronak Kapadia, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Eric Leshikar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arjun Mitra, College of Business
Jesus Ramirez-Valles, College of Medicine
Rebecca Ruhlman, Office of he Vice Chancellor for Government and Public Affairs
Julienne Rutherford, College of Nursing
Carrol Smith, College of Nursing
Kurt Stevens, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Katja Tetzlaff, College of Medicine
Cindy Veldhuis, Center for Research on Women and Gender
Adrienne Williams, College of Medicine


Bylaws: CCSLGBTQPA-Bylaws2015
Annual Priorities and Goals: CCSLGBTQPA2015Review
Annual Report 2013-14: CCSLGBTQPA-FY2014AnnualReport
Annual Report 2014-15: CCSLGBTQPA-AnnualReport2014-5