City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman announced today the appointment of Angelia N. Millender as president at Olive-Harvey College, located at 10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, following a nation-wide search.
“Angelia shares our vision to prepare every student for further college and a career,” said City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman. “She brings years of experience to the position having worked to develop programs and services that improve outcomes for minority and low-income students. Angelia’s dedication to student success and her strong leadership skills will help her build upon the successes at Olive-Harvey College.”
Millender will lead the college, which prepares students for jobs and for further education via transfer to four-year institutions. Since the Reinvention initiative began, degrees awarded at Olive-Harvey have increased nearly 25 percent. Olive-Harvey College is City Colleges’ College to Careers hub for Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) programs. A new $45 million TDL facility is currently under construction that will provide training to prepare students for the 110,000 TDL jobs expected to be created in the Chicago area over the next decade.
Most recently, Millender served as District Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a member of the senior leadership team, she was responsible for managing district-wide student services and enrollment for associate and bachelor’s degree students.
Millender brings more than 30 years of education administration experience to the position as well as an extensive understanding of the Chicagoland community. She spent 20 years working in a variety of administrative roles at Robert Morris College including Vice President of Student Services as well as Director of Career Planning and Placement. As part of the executive leadership team, Millender worked to create student services that helped yield increased completion rates and higher career placement rates for graduates.
Millender is a graduate of National Louis University’s Master of Science program in Management. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Chicago State University. In addition, Millender received a Certificate in Mediation from DePaul University’s Center for Conflict Resolution. To learn more about Olive-Harvey College, visit www.ccc.edu.
About City Colleges of Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,700 faculty and staff serving 115,000 students annually at seven colleges and six satellite sites city-wide. City Colleges of Chicago is in the midst of a Reinvention, a collaborative effort to review and revise City Colleges programs and practices to ensure students leave City Colleges college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.
City Colleges of Chicago includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance Learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3. For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, call: (773) COLLEGE or visit www.ccc.edu.