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Provost's Bio

Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lon S. Kaufman is an accomplished biologist, and has been affiliated with the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) for nearly 30 years serving in a variety of administrative positions including Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Vice Provost for Planning and Programs, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Dean of the Honors College, and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences. He is deeply committed to public urban education, and his breadth of experiences as a senior administrator overseeing both the arts and sciences, coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of professional education, have prepared him well for the range of responsibilities as Hunter's Provost. 

His many successes at UIC include introducing a popular general education program, improving enrollment, retention and graduation rates, and implementing innovative programs to support faculty development and streamlined tracks to tenure and promotion. Lon is a native New Yorker who attended Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn College, graduated from Queens College with a BA in Biology, and earned a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from SUNY, Stony Brook. (Please click here for his full CV.) We are very pleased to welcome Lon to the Hunter family. 

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