Chicago State University Names New President

Wayne D. Watson was named president of Chicago State University. Since 1998 Watson has served as chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago, a seven-campus system of community colleges with total enrollments of 115,000 students.

Many students and faculty members were unhappy with the choice. They note that in 2005 Watson received a vote of no confidence from the faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Watson holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and educational doctorate, all from Northwestern University.