PCC is pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of our ILEA partners and leaders as they persist in ongoing work to advance equitable outcomes in access and success on their campuses.

Congratulations to Dr. Peggy Heinrich from Elgin Community College and Dr. Ilio Lott from Oakton Community College who were named as Aspen’s Rising Presidents Fellows for 2022-2023

Congratulations to Wright College for being named a 2022 Examples of Excelencia finalist by Excelencia in EducationWright’s Engineering program was identified as one of 20 evidence-based programs having a positive impact on Latino college students.  

Check out the 2022 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings.  Kudos to National Louis University on being ranked #2 Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest by Washington Monthly!  National Louis University also was ranked #18 Nationally and received a Social Mobility Ranking of #4.  Congratulations also to Governors State University on being ranked #4 Best Bank for the Buck in the Midwest!  Washington Monthly’s rankings rate colleges based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and providing opportunities for public service. They also rank Best Bang for the Buck colleges, which help non-wealthy students obtain marketable degrees at affordable prices. 

City Colleges of Chicago and Richard J. Daley College launched a Welcome Back Center to help guide students who are internationally educated and licensed nurses through the credential and licensing process to be able to work as a nurse (RN) or a health professional in Illinois.