Statement by Sylvia Puente About New Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago
Statement by Forum Executive Director Sylvia Puente
The Latino Policy Forum congratulates Juan Salgado on being named the new Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago and commends Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City College Board on wisely choosing a strong leader who will act in the best interest of all students in these challenging times of funding shortages for higher education.
Juan is a longtime friend and ally of the Forum and as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino has been involved in the Forum’s Latino Agenda. He has been instrumental in building award-winning innovative job training programs at Instituto that provide working families a path to economic security. We look forward to his continued success at City Colleges.
This is a proud day for the Latino community and a promising one for Latino students whose presence in City Colleges continues to grow. We are confident that Juan’s leadership will be a role model to them and to all students who seek a solid, affordable college education and prosperous future.