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Dr. Margie Martyn


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.  

Margie Martyn, Ph.D. has been serving in the Presidential role at Harold Washington College since June 2014. Harold Washington College educates more than 13,000 credit students each year, helping them advance their education and careers. Previously, Dr. Martyn served as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Harold Washington College and worked to support the Reinvention of City Colleges, ensuring more Harold Washington College graduates transfer successfully to four-year universities and obtain credentials of economic value that lead to meaningful employment.

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(312) 553-5901
30 E. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Assistant to the President