Carina Alcantar serves as the director of basketball operations for the UIC men's basketball program.
Alcantar has been affiliated with the UIC men's basketball program since April of 2006. She began as the team's administrative assistant before working her way up to the director of basketball operations prior to the 2007-08 campaign.
In her role as the director of basketball operations, Alcantar is responsible for all travel and hotel arrangements, budgeting, practice scheduling at home and on the road, assisting the coaches in administrative duties and other key aspects of the program. She also plays a vital role in the operation of the annual Jimmy Collins Boys' Basketball Camp in the summer.
Alcantar, a native of Chicago's south suburbs who now resides in the city, graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in management in August 2006. She earned a master's degree in education with a concentration in instructional leadership from UIC in 2009.