The Chicago State University Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee seek a President to lead their outstanding, nationally acclaimed historical legacy. The university is a fully accredited public, urban coeducational institution located on 161-picturesque acres in a residential community on the Southside of Chicago.
Under the name of Cook County Normal School, the school found its first permanent home in 1870. The school was acquired by the Chicago Board of Education in 1897 and renamed Chicago Normal School. In 1913, it became Chicago Normal College, and still later Chicago Teachers College. A major change, reflected in a broadening of the college’s curriculum, came in 1965, when control of the school passed into the hands of the State of Illinois. The revamped institution was renamed Illinois Teachers College: Chicago South. Soon after, the legislature acted to remove the title of “teachers college” from all state colleges and universities.
In 1967, the school became Chicago State College. Throughout the 1960s, Chicago State expanded its academic programs and began to move toward fulfilling its new, more comprehensive role as a liberal arts institution. The school was renamed Chicago State University in 1971. In November 1972, the university made the monumental move from its South Stewart Street campus, where it had been located for 102 years, to its present location on South King Drive, 12 miles from the Loop. With each transition, the university has kept sight of its educational mission and enhanced its services to Chicago and its surrounding communities.
The university’s five colleges- Health Sciences, Arts and Science, Business, Education, and Pharmacy - offer 38 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree-granting programs. In addition, CSU has a Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs that reach out to the community with extension courses, distance learning and not-for-credit programs. The University’s total enrollment is 3,000 students with 200 faculty.
The next president of Chicago State University will have an opportunity to build on the University’s 150-year legacy of achievement in Chicago. CSU seeks a proven leader who embraces CSU’s core vision and mission and is a proven strategic thinker, planner and leader. The next president must have demonstrated experience in fostering relationships and partnerships with key constituents. For additional information about this unique opportunity and the presidential attributes sought, please visit the position profile above.
The Search Committee will begin its review of applications in mid-March, 2018, and continue its work until a new presidential appointment is made. Applications and nominations should be addressed to Trustee Nicholas Gowen, Esq. and Trustee Tiffany Harper, Esq. (search co-chairs), and sent via email to: CSUPres@agbsearch.com. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd and Dr. Constantine Curris, executive consultants with AGB Search, are assisting the search. You may direct inquiries or questions to Gwendolyn.Boyd@agbsearch.com, or Constantine.firstname.lastname@example.org.