December 3, 2023

🔒 Carmen Colleges CEO to step down in January

Carmen Colleges of Science and Expertise, a community of public constitution faculties in Milwaukee serving 2,200 college students, introduced Wednesday that Jennifer Lopez, chief govt officer, will resign on the finish of January 2024 with a view to spend time together with her household.

A nationwide search will start this week to establish the constitution faculty community’s subsequent CEO, the group mentioned.

The constitution faculties’ board of administrators has employed nationwide search agency K12 Search Group, which focuses on govt degree recruitment for faculties throughout the nation. Along with appointing a search committee composed of board members and leaders, workers, dad and mom, and college students might be requested to share their suggestions relating to the specified qualities within the subsequent faculty chief.

Lopez will go away a robust legacy after serving because the CEO of Carmen for the previous 4 years, group leaders mentioned.

“I’m extremely pleased with the work now we have completed as a Carmen neighborhood over the past 4 years,” Lopez mentioned. “Once I stroll by means of our faculties, I see Carmen’s mission and imaginative and prescient being lived out every day by means of the laborious work of our lecturers and college students. I am so appreciative of our workers, college students, households, and our board of administrators and can endlessly be pleased about the chance to have served as Carmen’s CEO throughout these transformative years. As I shared with the board and staff, I consider it’s time to transition to new management with a view to advance Carmen to new ranges of impression.”

Throughout her tenure, Lopez led the profitable transition to digital studying throughout the pandemic, the return of scholars to in particular person studying, campus development and enlargement, improved workers retention and satisfaction, elevated range amongst lecturers and workers, and led the community’s six faculties in implementing extra rigorous curriculum, they mentioned.

“On behalf of Carmen Colleges’ board of administrators, we wish to categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Jennifer for her excellent management and dedication to our mission,” mentioned Ivan Gamboa, Carmen Colleges board chair. “Her contributions have been transformative, and we’re dedicated to making sure that Carmen continues to maneuver ahead, constructing upon the robust basis that Jennifer helped us set up.”

Carmen is the biggest public constitution community in Wisconsin working 5 campuses on the north and south facet of Milwaukee. Carmen South Excessive Faculty of Science and Expertise, its flagship faculty, has constantly been acknowledged because the highest-performing faculty in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Carmen college students throughout the community constantly carry out within the prime quartile of public excessive faculties in Milwaukee throughout all efficiency measures, and final 12 months’s graduating class earned almost $36 million in scholarships, with 93% of graduating seniors accepted to varsity.