About Vice Provost Gerald P. Doyle

Jerry Doyle’s professional experience includes teaching economics and mathematics in Tanzania, and working for the University of Brunei in Southeast Asia. Within the U.S., his admission experience includes positions at Emerson College, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, as a Resident Tutor at Harvard University, and in the Office of Admission at the University of Chicago. For five years, Doyle served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment and Financial Aid at Illinois Institute of Technology, working with more than 2,700 undergraduate students to oversee an admission and financial aid process that ensures that students and families are able to realize their educational and professional goals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, psychology, business, and architecture.

Doyle has collaborated on the introduction of the IIT Exelon Summer Institute as a bridge program for newly enrolled university students. In Summer 2011, Doyle developed and launched with his colleagues the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy – a two-year free STEM initiative to build the pipeline of diverse and underrepresented Chicago Public School students beginning in the 11th grade.

In September 2011, Doyle assumed a new role as Vice Provost for Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives. The focus of this new office and team is to create the ideas, relationships, and collaborative partnerships within and across institutions to enable long-term sustainable enrollment pathways to higher education.

Doyle and his team lead an approach which might best be described as a community organizing and development framework as well as capacity building within the sending neighborhoods of each student. In this way, the approach focuses on the entire learning environment of the community.

In addition, Doyle has increased enrollment in undergraduate transfer students from community colleges with a particular focus on the City Colleges of Chicago, innovative cohort programs to support international students with special attention directed to leading new outreach efforts in the Caribbean the Americas, and Africa as well as engagement with the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program also serve as a focus of the new office.

In June 2012, Doyle and his team launched the IIT Syrian student initiative which eventually enrolled 40 students during the 2012-14 academic year. This work has led to the establishment of the IIE Syrian Higher Education Consortium which now has forty university and college members.

Doyle received his Master of Science from the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, and earlier studied economics at the University of Chicago.


Gerald P. Doyle
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 35th Street
IIT Tower, Suite 2D7-1
Chicago, IL 60616