Juan Salgado

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Juan Salgado, City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor, has focused his career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. As Chancellor, he oversees Chicago's community college system, serving nearly 70,000 students across seven colleges. Under Chancellor Salgado's leadership, City Colleges of Chicago has focused on removing barriers to college access, strengthening program quality, and enhancing student supports to create pathways to upward mobility. Previously, 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. Salgado was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2015. He is also a member of the board of the Obama Foundation and MacArthur Foundation.

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