Chicago City Colleges Chancellor to Step Down

June 8, 2016

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced Tuesday that she is leaving the two-year system after a one-year transition that will give the institution time to find her replacement, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

Hyman told the Sun-Times that there isn't a "rift" between her and the board and that she was asked to stay in the system.

“I am now almost halfway through this five-year plan and I’m almost exceeding every goal in this plan …. That’s a perfect time for new leadership to come in …. It also allows me to be more involved in a national focus,” Hyman said.

Hyman was appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2010 from the corporate sector. She's been praised by business leaders and President Obama for raising the system's completion rates from single digits. However, Hyman has most recently faced controversy over how those rates were raised, as well as her attempts to reform and change the way City Colleges operates. In February, faculty members voted no confidence in her leadership.

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