Juan Salgado - City Club of Chicago

Juan Salgado

Chancellor
City Colleges of Chicago

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

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Juan Salgado

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his more than 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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