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Leadership

Interim President - Craig Lynch


As Interim President of Kennedy-King College (KKC), Craig Lynch is charged with overseeing all areas of the college with 6,500 students and 600 faculty and staff.

President Lynch has served in leadership roles at major Chicago public education institutions for the past 20 years. Most recently, he held the position of Chief of Staff for City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). In that role, he helped drive strategic initiatives to achieve key student and operational outcomes. He initially served as CCC's Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading a team of over 120 technology professionals and managing a $20M budget. During his tenure as CIO, he focused on updating and leveraging technology in the classroom to improve student results. 

Prior to joining CCC, he was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the country. While there he provided overall technology leadership, information management and instructional services. 

President Lynch received his MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelors of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was also a recipient of the CIO Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” award in 2009 and is currently a member of the Black Creativity advisory committee, which is part of the Museum of Science and Industry.                                             

Kennedy-King College Leadership Team                                 

Baha Awadallah
Executive Director, Business Operations
bawadallah@ccc.edu 

Lucretzia Jamison
Interim Dean, College to Careers, Dawson Technical Institute​
ljamison12@ccc.edu​ 

Darby Johnsen
Associate Dean of Instruction
djohnsen@ccc.edu

Zalika Landrum, Ed.D.
Interim Dean of Student Services
zlandrum@ccc.edu​  

Brandon Nichols, Ed.D
Associate Dean of Instruction
bnichols1@ccc.edu

Jori Orsini
Associate Dean, Washburne Culinary and Hospital Institute
jorsini@ccc.edu​

Eddie Phillips
Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
ephillips13@ccc.​edu 

Marshall Shafkowitz
Executive Director, Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute
mshafkowitz@ccc.edu​ ​

Izaac Zuñiga, Ed.D.​
Associate Dean of Student Services
izuniga2@ccc.edu​  ​

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