LaWanda Solomon joined the UIC athletic department in 2005 as the Assistant to the Athletic Director.
Solomon assists the Director of Athletics, Jim Schmidt, in day-to-day operations, composes all general written correspondences with the Director of Athletics and prepares game contracts. She also distributes and communicates University, Horizon League and NCAA compliance materials to staff and coaches, coordinates meetings and supervises select staff members and student employees.
Solomon serves in a human resources capacity and is a liaison to payroll, human resources and the Office of Access and Equity to assure correct interpretation and compliance to academic appointments. She assists with new hire orientation, prepares the monthly payroll report and oversees the student employment process and budgets.
From 1999 to 2004 Solomon worked as an administrative coordinator at the BlueCross and BlueShield Association. There she managed activities for a Vice President, Managing Directors and Directors while serving as a divisional team leader for internal and external communications. Solomon developed data collection tools and compiled results and implemented an office supply inventory tracking process.
Solomon began her work experience at Consolidated Papers, Inc. She worked as a receptionist and an advertising and sales assistant from 1983-1999. As a receptionist, Solomon provided front line reception duties for the office. As an advertising and sales assistant, she managed the activities for the director and sales associates.
Solomon graduated from Robert Morris College with her Secretarial Certificate in Business Administration.