Reinvention The Promise and Challenge of Transforming a Community College System

Cheryl L. Hyman, Foreword by Davis Jenkins
cloth, 184 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-193-8
Price: $56.00

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paper, 184 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-192-1
Price: $29.00

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Reinvention chronicles an unprecedentedly comprehensive approach to community college reform and the leadership challenges encountered along the way. The book addresses cultural clashes over the role and purpose of community colleges and argues for an emphasis on success and access.


Hyman’s fascinating book forces us to contemplate the possible speed of college change. What emerges are valuable lessons, deeply rooted in the author’s fierce determination to promote social mobility. It’s a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the essential relationships among college leadership, campus culture, and the critical goal of dramatically improving community college student success. — Joshua Wyner, founder and executive director, Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

Cheryl Hyman took the job of chancellor of Chicago City Colleges with a deep idealistic commitment to serving the low-income students striving to improve their lives. This book describes her vision, efforts, and the ways she transformed the system. Her efforts are inspiring and instructive to all who want to improve educational opportunity in the United States. — James Rosenbaum, professor of sociology, education and social policy, Northwestern University

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About the Author

Cheryl L. Hyman is the former chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago.

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