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Office of the President

Dr. Ignacio Lopez

Interim President
 

Prior to his presidency at Harold Washington College, Dr. Lopez served as the Deputy Provost of Academic and Student Affairs at National Louis University. He has been in higher education for over ten years serving in various capacities including associate faculty member, program chair, unit director, and assistant dean. In addition to his leadership, Dr. Lopez has served as an advisor and consultant to several school districts across the country, supporting strategic initiatives focused on family-school-community engagement, culturally responsive teaching and capacity building. Dr. Lopez engages with K-12 schools, higher education leaders, foundations, and community organizations across the country to promote best practices that support the retention and success of undergraduate students.  

Dr. Lopez is committed to community and community engagement. He has served as a school board member for Illinois School District 73, was an appointed governing board member for the University Center of Lake County, and has served in advisory capacity to several community organizations around the Chicagoland area. 

Dr. Lopez's career in education also includes positions as a Chicago Public Schools high school English teacher, AVID teacher, reading teacher and curriculum leader. Dr. Lopez holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Psychology and an MA in teaching from National Louis University. He obtained his BA in English from the University of Chicago in Illinois. Dr. Lopez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. He is a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools.  

Dr. Lopez is author and coauthor of books and online articles, including The Essential Classroom Management Checklist and The Empowerment Approach to Behavior Management. His latest book is titled: Keeping it Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in your Diverse Classrooms, which was released in August 2017.  

The President's primary responsibility is to provide vision for the College and continuous leadership and direction for the planning and operation of all aspects of the College's programs and services in conformity with City Colleges of Chicago Board policies, ICCB and IBHE rules and regulations, and State law. The Office of the President is also responsible for developing, maintaining, and evaluating the academic programs and student services of the College and creating a climate which enhances student learning, stimulates creative approaches to teaching and learning, and motivates both staff and students to optimum achievement through reinvention.    

 

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(312) 553-5901
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30 E. Lake St.
 
Chicago, IL 60601
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Monday - Friday | 8:30AM - 5:30PM

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​Contact: Amelia Tsang
Executive Office Manager
atsang1@ccc.edu