Dr. Rondeau Called to Lead Naval Postgraduate School

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College of DuPage President Dr. Ann E. Rondeau has accepted an official request from
the Secretary of the Navy to serve as president of the Naval Postgraduate School,
effective January 2019.Under the leadership of Dr. Rondeau, College of DuPage key stakeholders including
members of the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, faculty, staff and students successfully
achieved an array of vital accomplishments including the execution of a comprehensive
process that led to the College’s removal from probation by the Higher Learning Commission;
developing a new intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Glen Ellyn; launching
the inaugural Innovation DuPage, a cooperative venture and nonprofit corporation that
will promote regional business growth and job creation; and creating Project Hire-Ed,
which focuses on classroom curriculum and on-the-job skills building to help both
employers and students succeed. In addition, the College’s strong financial position
led to Standard & Poor’s upgrading the College’s bond rating and Moody’s Investors
Service shifting its outlook from stable to positive. “I am deeply humbled that I assume this extraordinary honor and privilege of continued
leadership service,” said Dr. Ann Rondeau. “I have so much respect, affection and
affinity for our College of DuPage community and our District 502 residents.  We are
a remarkable place and we have remarkable people working with dedication in the honorable
and diligent mission of teaching and learning. Indeed, this is worthy work. It is
its own calling. There is also the calling to which I now respond: helping to lead
education transformation in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. I am very grateful
to our Board of Trustees, Chairman Mazzochi and Vice Chairman Napolitano for their
support in this unexpected change.”Located in Monterey, California, Dr. Rondeau will become the 50th president in the
history of the Naval Postgraduate School and replace outgoing President Vice Admiral
(retired) Ronald Route. “Dr. Rondeau has …

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