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File #: 20-3402    Version: 1 Name: HONORING DR. DAVID A. SANDERS FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE COUNTY OF COOK
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/21/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. DAVID A. SANDERS FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE COUNTY OF COOK WHEREAS, David A. Sanders serves as the President of the new Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences; and; WHEREAS, Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago, IL and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Concordia University and is a Doctoral student at National-Louis University. A dedicated and committed Christian man, Mr. Sanders serves his national, state and local church in a variety of leadership capacities and is known for his faith, humility, liberality, patience, strength and dogmatic determination and; WHEREAS, He also served as the lead project manager for the programming, design and construction of the new $251M Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences; a project completed on time and on budget. Before his appointment as president, he was also responsible for the programming, design and constru...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

HONORING DR. DAVID A. SANDERS FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE COUNTY OF COOK 

 

WHEREAS, David A. Sanders serves as the President of the new Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences; and;

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago, IL and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University and is a Doctoral student at National-Louis University. A dedicated and committed Christian man, Mr. Sanders serves his national, state and local church in a variety of leadership capacities and is known for his faith, humility, liberality, patience, strength and dogmatic determination and;

 

WHEREAS,  He also served as the lead project manager for the programming, design and construction of the new $251M Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences; a project completed on time and on budget.  Before his appointment as president, he was also responsible for the programming, design and construction of the new $45M Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center at Olive Harvey College prior to the stop work order issued by the State of IL. and;

 

WHEREAS, As the President of the new Malcolm X College, Mr. Sanders is responsible for over 12,000 students, nearly 1,000 employees and a $40M+ budget.  He is charged with developing and implementing the strategic plan for the college which includes the development, accreditation, management and control of 26 health science programs; 11 of which are accredited; and

 

WHEREAS, President Sanders has Successfully led MXC to approved site and reaccreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission relative to the move from the old MXC to the new Malcolm X College & School of Health Sciences and;

 

WHEREAS He has led Malcolm X to be named one of the 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine; and

 

WHEREAS, he continuous successfully leads MXC to meet or exceed its metrics in Graduation Rate, (7% to 24%) Completions including Degrees and Certificates (exceeded by 33%), C2C enrollment (exceeded by 22%), Transfers within 2 years (exceeded by 3.9%), Remediation transitions in 1 year (exceeded by 69%), and Pace (exceeded by 2%) for FY17  led Malcolm X to lead the State of IL in Enrollment Growth by 1,854% over the State average for Enrollment Growth for the period of 2015-2019; and

 

WHEREAS, successfully led Malcolm X to its highest enrollment in Credit program in 2019 exceeding 9,000 students; and

 

WHEREAS, successfully managed the CCC School of Nursing (CCCSON) to become the best Associate Degreed Nursing (ADN) program in the state by volume and pass rates of 85% for 2015, 92% for 2016 and 94.6% for 3 quarters of 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, successfully led MXC to six (6) 100% licensure pass rate programs in 2016: Phlebotomy, EMT, Paramedic, Radiography, Medical Assisting, and Dental Hygiene; and

 

WHEREAS, successfully led MXC to 90%+ pass rates in Respiratory Care, Mortuary Science, PCT and Pharm Tech in 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, successfully managed the consolidation of 6 health care programs into the new Malcolm X College including approvals from the varied accrediting and regulatory bodies. and;

 

WHEREAS, married to the former Felicia R. Hooker, Mr. Sanders is a dedicated father of three and grandfather of four.  He and his wife reside in Chicago, IL. and;

 

WHEREAS, Cook County Government acknowledges Dr. David A. Sanders for transforming lives through community engagement.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners  along with the 5.4 million residents of Cook County do hereby recognized Dr. David A. Sanders for his invaluable, leadership, dedication and commitment to the residents of the County of Cook and herewith express our sincere gratitude for your service.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be placed upon the official record of this honorable body and a copy be  tendered to Dr. David A. Sanders recognizing this auspicious occasion.

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