Meet the Advancement Team


As the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts Advancement team, our goal is to advance the mission of the College and build a culture of philanthropy. Our goal is to engage, inform, and serve as a resource for CADA alumni, donors, volunteers, and friends. We invite you to visit the campus and stay in touch with us!


Oliver Ionita


Assistant Dean for Advancement

Oliver directs fundraising and alumni relations activities for the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts.  He joined UIC in March 2015.  Oliver holds a master's degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a bachelor's degree in Music Performance from The Juilliard School.  His professional advancement experience spans more than 18 years with organizations in higher education and the performing arts, including leadership roles with Manhattan School of Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, Northwestern University, and Chicago Opera Theater.   

Jessica Cybulski


Assistant Director of Engagement and Participation

Jessica joined the CADA advancement team in October 2016. A CADA alum, Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from UIC and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from DePaul University. Prior to this role, Jessica held positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.