MEET OUR BOARD

One thing that sets UCA apart is the level of care and attention provided to our students.

Our staff-to-student ratio is on average 1 staff member to 5 students. UCA's team includes wonderful people who love God and people. We have a deep passion and desire to teach, train, and assist each student with homework needs during the school year.

Most importantly, we truly care about each student.

Board of Directors

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MONICA CRUZ

Board President

  • B.A.  Economics, Northeastern Illinois University

  • 12 years experience in the Banking Industry

GRACE EREMIN

Board Member

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University, Chicago

  • BBA in Marketing and Finance from Loyola University of Chicago

  • Over 25 years experience in technical and strategic communications within financial services, healthcare and information technologies.

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DEBORAH FLORES

Board Member

  • B.A Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign J.D., New York University School of Law

  • 14 years experience as an attorney, in areas including corporate, litigation, and immigration law

  • Volunteer experience includes pro bono legal services for youth and vulnerable women

SARAH COLEMAN

Board Member, IT Quality Assurance Analyst

  • 15 years as a professional IT Quality Assurance Analyst

  • B.S. Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

  • Volunteer experience includes Elementary School administrative and preschool assistant and Sunday school teacher K-3rd grade

ROB BOHNING

Board Member

  • Education: Associates in Cosmetology

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JUNE GIN

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Administration, National Louis University

  • M.B.A. Human Resource Management, DePaul University

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

  • 17 years experience in project and managerial positions

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BRENT GIN

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Administration, National Louis University

  • Dota 2 Management, DePaul University

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

  • 17 years experience in project and managerial positions

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MARGARITA HIGGS

Human Resource Manager, Teacher, School Administrator

  • Currently enrolled Early Education, Malcolm X College

  • 25 years experience in Customer Relations, Procurement, Human Resources, and Facility Training

  • School Administrator

  • Board of Directors, Secretary (Union Impact Center) and Parent Participate (Perspectives Charter School)

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Wendy Chan: wchan@UCAChicago.org

June Gin: jgin@UCAChicago.org

Margarita Higgs: mhiggs@UCAChicago.org

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