Meet the Staff

The Office for Advising Development currently is made up of the Director and volunteers who comprise the OAD Steering Committee.

Meet the Director

Josephine “Joey” Volpe, Director of the Office of Advising Development

Josephine “Joey” Volpe, the Director of OAD, has been acquainted to UIC since 1994 in various capacities, first as an undergraduate and then as a staff member. Most recently she served UIC and its students as Interim Director of the Undergraduate Success Center and in the Office of Special Scholarship Programs starting as Assistant Director in 2006 and moving to Associate Director in 2011. In the OSSP, Josephine specialized in working with the Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions and developed in-depth expertise in pre-health advising, policy development, and administration as the GPPA Undergraduate Coordinator. Josephine is committed wholeheartedly to UIC’s students, staff, and faculty and has served on campus level committees related to enrollment, diversity, employee relations, and admission. She has previously held positions in the Honors College and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and is an alumna with a B.A. in Art History focusing on Pre-Columbian Mexico and a M.Ed. in Educational Studies focusing on advising as curriculum and poverty’s effects on education, particularly higher education.