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Barbara Henley


Barbara Henley, Ph.D. is currently the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and an Associate Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Prior to joining UIC, Henley served Northern Illinois University (NIU) in the capacities of Assistant and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. She served as the Vice President for seven years.

Previously, Henley was a tenured Associate Professor of Counseling, Director of the Counseling Center, Director of the Special Services Program and Acting Dean for Student Development at Chicago State University. She has served as a part-time lecturer at Roosevelt University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Henley received her elementary and high school diplomas from Chicago Public Schools and her undergraduate degree in History and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned a master's degree and a doctorate in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University.

Henley has been highly involved in professional and scholarly activities throughout her career. She has presented papers and workshops at more than sixty state, regional and national conferences and has authored or co-authored articles and book chapters. She has been active with numerous professional organizations including the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, the American College Personnel Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, and the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education.

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