The New Face in Student Services: Scott Schneider

Have you met Scott Schneider? Well, if you haven't it's only a matter of time, because Scott Schneider is one of the newest additions to the UIC Liautaud staff. In May Scott joined the Student Services team as an Academic Advisor, and I wanted to take a moment to find out more about Scott and share some fun facts about him with the Liautaud Community. Read on to see what I learned!


Fun Facts About Scott

Hometown: Wyomissing, PA

Favorite Part of the Day: Winding down my day with my fiancé.

Favorite Activities: Singing in a summer choir in Evanston, wine tasting, dinner and game nights with my friends, and spending time with my siblings, nephews and nieces.

Favorite Chicago Restaurants: Bin 36, La Tasca (Arlington Heights), Don Juan's, Cooper's Hawk


1. Tell us a little about your personal/professional background.

I have four older siblings, three sisters and a brother. I was born in Illinois, but we moved to Pennsylvania when I was in 3rd grade because of my father's job. I graduated high school and then went to Penn State where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I ended up moving back to Chicago to attend DePaul where I received my Master's degree in Counseling.

2. How did you end up working at UIC?
Prior to UIC, I worked as a Counselor in Elmhurst School District 205 and Chicago Public Schools. I was interested in looking for something different, ideally working with older students. And so, here I am.  

3. What are you most excited to do as a Student  Services Advisor? 

I am excited about meeting students and helping to support and guide their education during their time at UIC. 

4. What critical information should students know about?

While I will be working with all students, my primary responsibility will be the Weekend MBA program. Come find me in Douglas Hall on Saturdays and introduce yourself. I look forward to working with everyone!

Now, that you know a little bit more about Scott make sure to give him a warm welcome when you see him in the halls!