President's Message (year 2018-2019)

I am honored to welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff to Chicago State University for the 2018-2019 academic year! It is a great privilege to join our stellar faculty and dedicated staff on a mission to achieve this institution’s highest potential.

From its humble beginning in the hopeful days of Reconstruction, Chicago State University has evolved into an outstanding public, comprehensive post-secondary institution that provides access to higher education for a broad range of students.

The University's five colleges—Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Pharmacy—demonstrate the power of education through a resilient commitment to academic pursuits and integrity.

As the new president of Chicago State University, creating a student-centered higher learning community that stimulates your academic and personal development is my top priority. For over 150 years, this institution has been a place where students gather to be challenged by our faculty and by our curricula. I promise to continue that tradition while innovating and offering an ambitious, fresh vision to strengthen the University and improve outcomes for our students.

Chicago State is in the midst of a transformation, and it is my honor and privilege to build on CSU’s distinguished legacy as the University’s 12th permanent president. I hope to personally welcome you to campus one day soon!

Z Scott, Esq. 
President, Chicago State University