Charu Thakral, Interim Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity

Dr. Charu Thakral, Interim Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity

Charu Thakral, Interim Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity

Dr. Charu Thakral serves as the Interim Vice Provost & Associate Chancellor for Diversity, pending Board of Trustees approval. Dr. Thakral also serves as adjunct faculty in the College of Medicine, Honors College, and College of Education.

Dr. Thakral has served in various leadership roles at UIC since 2005. Dr. Thakral currently serves as the co-Director of the UIC Dialogue Initiative and she led the development of Intergroup Dialogue courses in various colleges, including the UIC First Year Dialogue Seminar. In recognition of her contributions to UIC, Dr. Thakral earned the CAPE award in 2014.  She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Multicultural Theory and Competence from Loyola University, Chicago.

Reporting to and working in close partnership with the Chancellor and Provost, the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity provides intellectual leadership, guidance, and oversight of enterprise-wide strategies to create a diverse and inclusive environment for UIC’s students, staff, and faculty.