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A search process will lead Columbia College Chicago to a new vice president of institutional advancement in the coming months. In the interim, Senior Vice President Warren Chapman has taken over the duties of that position.
 
In June 2012, Warren joined Columbia as senior vice president to ensure a smooth transition between presidential administrations. Warren also served for nearly a decade on the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees, in addition to having an extensive and ongoing history with Chicago’s philanthropic community including the Chicago Donor’s Forum, The Chicago Jazz Institute, The Chicago Lighthouse and The Chicago History Museum.
 
Prior to joining the president's cabinet, he was vice chancellor for external affairs at University of Illinois Chicago, responsible for community relations, public affairs, marketing and joint efforts with of the offices of development, alumni affairs, government relations. Previously, Warren served as the vice president for corporate philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase and administered the daily operations of the Bank One Foundation. He also served 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.