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RELEASE: Cheryl Hyman Appointed City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor

3/31/2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL -- March 31, 2010 –  City Colleges of Chicago’s Board of Trustees appointed Cheryl Hyman chancellor, effective April 1, 2010.

Hyman is a graduate of Olive-Harvey College and also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Master of Arts degree in Community Development from North Park University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Hyman previously served as vice president of Operations Strategy and Business Intelligence at ComEd, overseeing operational strategic initiatives, business intelligence, and operational analysis. She joined ComEd in 1996 and held positions in various departments of the company, including Community Relations, Information Technology, and Transmission and Distribution.

Hyman began her career with ComEd as a Development Analyst responsible for maintaining and enhancing nuclear-related legacy applications, including Nuclear Production Operations and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness. She spent nearly four years as an External Affairs manager responsible for creating and managing community and economic development grants, which provided funding for housing, comprehensive planning, education, and youth enrichment.  She also served as ComEd Director of Government and Legislative Affairs.

She has been active in Exelon’s African American Members Association (EAAMA) and was instrumental in ComEd’s corporate sponsorship of the Black Star Project, which brings EAAMA members to local schools to promote and reinforce the importance of education.  She also serves as the Chairman for the Black Star Project Advisory Board.  Hyman was elected to the Board of Directors for The Night Ministry, an organization aiming to non-judgmentally serve the needs of the homeless and runaway youth. She has been sworn in under the State of Illinois as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children who are wards of the Juvenile Court.

Hyman is a Chicago native who grew up on the West Side and graduated from Orr High School.

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