Chicago City Colleges Name Two African Americans to Leadership Posts

Two black scholars were named presidents in the City Colleges of Chicago system, a group of seven publicly operated community colleges.

Anthony E. Monroe is the new president of Malcolm X College. He has been serving as the executive director of the Ross University School of Medicine campus in the Bahamas.

Dr. Monroe is a graduate of Regents College. He went on to earn an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a master of public health degree from Columbia University, and an educational doctorate from Teachers College of Columbia University.

Craig T. Follins will be the new president of Olive-Harvey College. He was executive vice president of workforce and economic development at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

Dr. Follins earned his GED while in the U.S. Army. He then went on to graduate from Brooklyn College. He holds a master's degree in clinical sociology from Texas Southern University and a doctorate in community college leadership from the University of Texas.