Tremayne T. Price

Assistant Director for Innovation

University of Illinois Chicago

Tremayne T. Price serves as the Assistant Director for Innovation at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), after having began his tenure with UIC as deputy chief of staff to the chancellor in the Office of the Chancellor in February 2021. Before moving to the Chancellor’s office, Tremayne served as the assistant director for innovation in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation at UIC where he managed a portfolio of high-level projects and had responsibility for data tracking and communication related to commercialization, entrepreneurship, and economic development including website maintenance and day-to-day oversight of the UIC Technology Innovation Lab business incubator.

Tremayne holds a master’s in educational administration and a bachelor’s in public policy and management, both from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, and is currently working on his doctorate in public administration at the University of Illinois Springfield. Before relocating to Chicago, he was the special assistant to the chancellor for strategic initiatives at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also previously served as a visiting special project liaison to the president at the University of Illinois System where he focused on organizational planning including the System administrative realignment process. He also supported the development of The Public’s University: Optimizing Impact for the Public Good, the U of I System’s strategic framework.

Prior to moving to Illinois, he worked at the Research Foundation for SUNY as a presidential graduate fellow and project coordinator. He also previously served on the SUNY Board of Trustees and as president of the state-wide SUNY Student Assembly, representing SUNY’s over 400,000 students.

In Tremayne’s current role, he serves as adviser to the chancellor and chief of staff at UIC and participates in strategic and operational processes as a member of the Chancellor’s team. He represents university leadership in assigned projects and initiatives and assist with the management of daily operations in the Office of the Chancellor. Tremayne also serves as the UIC liaison to the Office of the Board of Trustees. He currently is overseeing the refresh of UIC’s Leveraging Our Strengths to Shape the Future: The University of Illinois Chicago Strategic Priorities.