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Interim President - Dr. Eduardo Garza

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Dr. Eduardo Garza is currently the Interim President at Richard J. Daley College, one of the fastest growing community colleges in the U.S.  Daley College, considered a Hispanic Serving Institution, serves over 17,000 degree seeking and adult education students.  

Previously, Dr. Garza served as Dean of Student Services, a department with an array of services that range from Academic Advising to Admissions and Records.  Dr. Garza co-led the college’s graduation initiative, which is showing promising results.  By making data-driven decisions and rethinking how to deliver optimal student supports, Daley College is now one of a few colleges throughout the state showing significant improvement in the completion and graduation rate.   

Prior to his role as Dean, Dr. Garza served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Chicago Public Schools, the 3rd largest school district in the country.  As Director, Eduardo was instrumental in leading the school district’s initiatives around groundbreaking policies.  Dr. Garza built a reputation as a consensus builder creating strategic partnerships between government officials, community based organizations and the Chicago Public Schools.   

Dr. Garza received his bachelors in Sociology and masters in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He earned his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from DePaul University.     

Daley Leadership Team

Michael Crawford
Dean of Instruction

Helena Craules
Associate Dean of Instruction

Melissa Flores
Interim Dean of Adult Education

Jessica Levesque
Associate Dean of Adult Education    
Jean Johnson          
Dean of Continuing Education           

Eileen Lynch          
Interim Dean of Student Services 

Erin Sullivan
Associate Dean of Student Services          
Crystal Washington           
Executive Director of Business Services           

Ronald Martin      
Director of Security           
Ronald Versetto       
Director of Information Technology