City Colleges of Chicago replaces 4 campus heads

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The City Colleges of Chicago has dismissed the presidents of four of its schools and ordered moves to reverse a decline in enrollment and boost the system’s seven percent graduation rate.

CHICAGO (AP) — The City Colleges of Chicago has dismissed the presidents of four of its schools and ordered moves to reverse a decline in enrollment and boost the system’s seven percent graduation rate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday the new presidents will have the autonomy to tailor solutions to the needs of the system’s approximately 60,000 students. He added they will be held accountable for improving student performance. The colleges getting new leadership are Malcolm X, Olive-Harvey, Truman and Wright. The presidents of Daley and Harold Washington colleges will retain their jobs, while the search continues for a new Kennedy-King College president. Chancellor Cheryl Hyman says a change in the perception of City College is needed to reverse an enrollment decline. She said getting new college presidents is the key to that. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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