Mayor Emanuel’s handpicked City Colleges Chancellor, Cheryl Hyman is expected to step down at the end of the month when her contract is up. During her six years on the job she reorganized the community college network to focus more on preparing students for careers in understaffed fields like health care, and on her watch, graduation rates increased from 7 to 17 percent.
But those moves and her brash leadership style irked many faculty members, who said she was driving the institutions away from their core mission of giving minorities and immigrants an entryway to higher education. Faculty gave her a symbolic vote of no confidence in February.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Odette Yousef, who covered that vote and other developments in Hyman’s tenure as chancellor to take stock of how she transformed the City Colleges.
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- From WBEZ News: City Colleges Faculty Votes No Confidence in Chancellor