|Jennifer Pietka, Assistant Dean for Administration in the Dean’s Office|
in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
JENNIFER PIETKA, Assistant Dean for Administration in the Dean’s Office in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, serves the Academic Professional community in her role as an APAC board member.
“I STARTED attending APAC meetings in 2015, and officially became an APAC member last year,” she said. “I decided to start serving on APAC because I wanted to make a positive contribution the Academic Professional community. I was attending the meetings regularly, and found them to be interesting.”
SHE NOTED that she “felt that serving on APAC would provide me the opportunity to make a difference both for Academic Professionals and the University.”
IN HER role as Assistant Dean, she oversees “the Human Resources operations of the College, as well as other administrative duties,” she said. “In January of this year, I celebrated my 22nd anniversary at UIC.”
WHEN NOT working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Vincent San Filippo, and family. “I have two step-daughters who live with my husband and me 50% of the time. I also have four fur babies—three dogs, Audrey, Jensen, and Limbo, and one cat, Phat, who thinks he’s a dog.”
IN HER spare time, “besides spending time with my family and friends, I enjoy exercising—walking, hiking, yoga, and strength training—traveling, gardening, and projects around the house,” she said.