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Warren K. Chapman, Ph.D.

Warren K. Chapman, Ph.D.

Warren K. Chapman, Ph.D. is currently serving as Vice Chancellor for External Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this role, Dr. Chapman is responsible for all relationships with external constituents of the campus, including civic, corporate, and governmental leaders in the city and state. He oversees community relations, public affairs, marketing, and the Great Cities Commitment and coordinates the efforts of the offices of development, alumni affairs, government relations, and access and equity.

Prior to joining the University, Dr. Chapman served as the vice president for corporate philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase. He oversaw all corporate giving including corporate contributions made to not-for-profit organizations and administered the daily operations of the Bank One Foundation.

Mr. Chapman was a well established philanthropic professional with a varied background anchored by more than 20 years in positions focusing on technical assistance to and grant-making in education. His career encompasses nine years with the Joyce Foundation, six years with Illinois State Board of Education, and six years with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Mr. Chapman began his career in the Illinois Department of Corrections directing programs for youthful offenders.

Mr. Chapman earned a doctorate degree in educational policy studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in the politics of education, educational policy, and social foundations of education. He holds a master of arts degree in urban studies and a bachelor of arts degree in studio art with a concentration in sculpture.

For more than sixteen-years, Chapman has served as a visiting assistant professor for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Educational Policy Studies. In 1992, he was awarded the O'Leary Chair for Financial Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Educational Leadership.