president of the College of DuPage in Illinois, leaving to take new job in California
October 14, 2018
College of DuPage president Ann Rondeau leaving for new job in California
The retired Navy vice admiral who presided over a turnaround at the College of DuPage during the most tumultuous time in the school's history will leave at the end of December to become president of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Ann Rondeau, 67, accepted the official request from the Secretary of the Navy to serve effective January 2019.
"I am deeply humbled that I assume this extraordinary honor and privilege of continued leadership service," Rondeau said in a statement released Wednesday.
"I have so much respect, affection and affinity for our College of DuPage community and our District 502 residents," she said. "We are a remarkable place and we have remarkable people working with dedication in the honorable and diligent mission of teaching and learning."
Rondeau was formally introduced in California on Wednesday during a campuswide meeting with faculty, staff members and students.
The university is a graduate school for U.S. military officers and Department of Defense civilian employees and military officers from other nations.
Meanwhile, the COD board of trustees is working on a succession plan. Appointment of an interim president will be discussed at the board's Oct. 18 meeting, officials said, and the interim president will begin work Jan. 1.