Higher education: A conversation with City Colleges of Chicago's chancellor

January 17, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo courtesy of Michael Goss for Illinois Institute of Technology)
Cheryl Hyman took over as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago last spring.

Those concerned about the education of Chicago’s young people know the problem isn’t just with our elementary and high schools. Higher education in Chicago is also facing tough times; City Colleges of Chicago may lose hundreds of positions this year. Officials have said cuts would most affect administrators, as they try to consolidate personnel across the seven colleges and avoid a tuition hike. That job – cutting costs while maintaining and even improving quality – falls on City Colleges chancellor Cheryl Hyman.

The former ComEd executive joined "Eight Forty-Eight" to talk more about her plans during its Mayor Monday coverage of local education.