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Juan Salgado                               

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his 20-year career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. Since 2001, he has served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability. On May 1, 2017, he begins a new role as Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, the city’s community college system, serving more than 90,000 students across seven colleges. Chancellor Salgado is a community college graduate himself, earning an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College, prior to earning a Bachelors degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chancellor Salgado has been nationally recognized for his work, most recently as a 2015 recipient of the “MacArthur Genius” award, one of the most prestigious innovation prizes in the United States. He is a former president of the board of the Illinois Coalition of Immigration and Refugee Rights, a New Americans Campaign partner organization.​