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Chancellor

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado



Juan Salgado                               

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his 20-year career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. 

As Chancellor, he oversees Chicago's community college system, serving more than 80,000 students across seven colleges. 

From 2001 to 2017, he served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability.

Chancellor Salgado is a community college graduate himself, earning an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College, prior to earning a Bachelors degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Chancellor Salgado has been nationally recognized for his work, most recently as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, one of the most prestigious innovation prizes in the United States. 

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Juan Salgado                               

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his 20-year career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. Since 2001, he has served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability. On May 1, 2017, he begins a new role as Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, the city’s community college system, serving more than 90,000 students across seven colleges. Chancellor Salgado is a community college graduate himself, earning an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College, prior to earning a Bachelors degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chancellor Salgado has been nationally recognized for his work, most recently as a 2015 recipient of the “MacArthur Genius” award, one of the most prestigious innovation prizes in the United States. He is a former president of the board of the Illinois Coalition of Immigration and Refugee Rights, a New Americans Campaign partner organization.​​

 

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