Her name is Cheryl Hyman, and she comes to us from Com Ed. Fran Spielman, the SunTimes City Hall reporter got the scoop. You can read that piece here.
From her Com Ed bio:
Cheryl Hyman , Vice President, Operations Strategy and Business Intelligence (OSBI)
As vice president of OSBI, Hyman oversees operational strategic initiatives, business intelligence and operational analysis for ComEd. Hyman joined ComEd in 1996 and has held various positions within the company, including Information Technology, Community Relations and Transmission and Distribution.
The SunTimes piece also mentions that she has two Masters degrees, one from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management (Business) and one from North Park University, though the field is not mentioned. She got her Bachelor’s from IIT and attended Olive Harvey at one time.
She is also said to have worked with The Black Star Project as a mentor and “prime mover,” though I have no idea what the last phrase means.
Finally, just in case there was any doubt about what her directive is, came this nugget right after a paragraph extolling the creation of a “real campus” at Kennedy King, which “the Mayor hopes to duplicate at all seven city colleges” :
Hyman shares the mayor’s vision. “Thousands of young people who could be inspired by my story — their success is hinging on my ability to do this job well. I do not take that lightly,” she said.
“They can hear me and be inspired. But, I have to be able to build a world-class institution at a time of national recession that still puts them in a better position in life than when they came through the doors.”
So, I guess we can expect a new, real campus? Or will the roof become our campus…hmm.
Anyway, congratulations to Chancellor Hyman, and a hat tip to Adriana Tapanes for sending the link.