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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 

​Anne Panomitros                                                                       
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs                                                                                     

Roberto D. Torres                                                                      
Dean of Instruction                                                        ​                                                                     

George Kinlaw                                                                           
Associate Dean of Instruction                                                                                                                  

Alicia Rodriguez                                                                            
Dean - Arturo Velasquez Institute                                                                                                          

Eileen Lynch                                                                                                 
Dean of Student Services                                                             

Aneesa Saleh                                                                               
Associate Dean of Student Services                                                                                                              

Erin Sullivan                                                                                    
Associate Dean of Student Services                                                                                                                                                          

David Girzadas                                                                           
Dean, College to Careers                                                                                                                            

Silvia Villa
Associate Dean of Adult Education 
Rafael Godina
Director of Enrollment Management   

Crystal Washington  
Executive Director of Business Services  

Shavonne Mayfield
Business Manager - College  

Michelle Ortiz Wortel
Director - Financial Aid  

Ronald Martin  
Director of Security  

Ronald Versetto
Director of Information Technology  

Erika de la Riva  
Assistant Director - Research & Planning  

Griselda Silva  
Human Resources Business Partner​