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Mr. Juan Salgado, MUP, to be the next Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago

March 17, 2017​

Dear Members of the CCC Community,    

On behalf of my fellow members of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to notify you of the board’s intent to appoint Mr. Juan Salgado to serve as the next Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago.   

Mr. Salgado has focused his over 20-year career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in the communities we serve. His distinguished service for 16 years as President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino is nationally recognized as a model for contextualized learning.  Prior to his service there, Salgado served in positions of increasing responsibility at The Resurrection Project and the Citizens Information Service.  He has a strong track record advocating for immigrants overcoming barriers to success in the workplace, having served as leader to the largest citizen preparation program in the state. 

After a childhood in Calumet Park, Salgado received the Associates Degree from Moraine Valley Community College, his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Urban Planning Degree from the University of Illinois.  Among Chancellor-designate Salgado’s many accomplishments are his selection for the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Class of 2015, recognizing his accomplishments in innovation and impact in education from K to adult learning.  He is also one of 24 Partners in the Gates Foundation-inspired US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty and in 2011 was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Social Innovation.   

Last September, the Board of Trustees embarked on a national search to identify the successor to Cheryl Hyman, who announced her intention to complete seven years of exemplary service as Chancellor no later than this June. The Board of Trustees was ably assisted in this work by a Search Committee consisting of representatives from the student body, faculty, staff and senior leadership team from across the District.     

I cannot over emphasize the effort and dedication of these members over the past six months to identify leadership to support our academic success, and to support our goal of being the preeminent open-access community college system in Illinois and one of the best in the country.   I extend my abiding gratitude to all the members of the Chancellor Search Committee for their service to the District.   

AGB Search proved to be another vital resource to the Board, facilitating candidate communications and helping to develop a pool of national leaders from which we could make our choice for our next leader.  The team from AGB Search also conducted a series of meetings with students, faculty and staff at each of the seven colleges, hearing from hundreds of members of our community and helping us develop that data into the position announcement.     

I know that Chancellor-designate Salgado is looking forward to engaging with all of you, at the colleges and at District office.  I know from my own experience that when he does, he will meet a highly-dedicated group of students, faculty and staff.   

Our new Chancellor will need everyone’s assistance in helping to address our shared challenges and take advantages of the numerous opportunities to position City Colleges for greater and sustained success.  I know that he looks forward to engaging all of us in the important work we must do together if CCC is to thrive.    

Look for a direct communication from Chancellor-designate Salgado in due course on these and other matters and please join the Board in giving him a warm welcome.   


Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees
City Colleges of Chicago​​

These searches are being assisted by
James H. McCormick
AGB Search
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Chancellor and Provost Searches Launched

November 14, 2016     

​City Colleges of Chicago Board of Trustees invites nominations and qualified individuals to apply for the role of Chancellor and for the role of Provost for its seven-college system to continue the strong student outcome gains under its Reinvention initiative.      

Click here to view the Chancellor position announcement and learn how to apply or make a nomination.     

Click here to view the Provost position announcement and learn how to apply or make a nomination.   ​​   

About these Searches


A Message from the Chair

Dear Members of the CCC Community,   

In June 2016, Chancellor Cheryl Hyman notified the Board of Trustees of her intent to extend her service as Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago for a period not to exceed one more year. We greatly appreciate Chancellor Hyman’s continued service and leadership.

This past August, the Board of Trustees authorized engaging an executive search firm, AGB Search, LLC, to assist us in the work of identifying our next Chancellor, as well as our next Provost.  We also convened two internal groups--made up of students, faculty and staff--to further help the Board think about these critical roles:  a Chancellor Search Committee, and a Provost Screening Team.

In September, the team from AGB Search conducted a series of meetings with students, faculty and staff from across the district to hear about the characteristics we should seek in our next leaders. During these sessions, we learned a great deal about the opportunities available to us as we continue to build on our shared success over the first six years under Reinvention and to position the district for even greater achievements in the future.

If you would like to share your thoughts on these searches with the board at any time, you may email us at:​.

Due to the need to keep potential candidate information secure, members of the process will be required to refrain from sharing information about the process or candidates with anyone outside of the membership of these groups.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank you for your help with these searches and for your active engagement in the City Colleges of Chicago community.


Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees
City Colleges of Chicago​