As chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago’s community college system, Juan Salgado serves more than 90,000 students. From 2001 through 2017 he was CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of the city’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability. His work in Chicago has been recognized nationally: in 2015, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Chancellor Salgado is also a community college graduate. He holds an associate of arts degree from Moraine Valley Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.