Office of the President
Dear College and Community Members,
January 6, 2013, marked my first four years as president of College of DuPage. For me, this has been one of the most exciting periods out of more than 30 years of serving as a community college president. It has also been one of the most transformative in this College's history. We engaged the community in an unprecedented Strategic Planning process that now guides our short- and long-term objectives, we have added more than 54 new academic certificate and degree programs, and we are completely revitalizing COD's campus and grounds, including construction of the Homeland Security Education Center, the Culinary & Hospitality Center and the Student Services Center, as well as the renovation of the Berg Instructional Center, Student Resource Center, the Seaton Computing Center, the Physical Education Center and the McAninch Arts Center.
Despite the worst recession since The Great Depression, we are proud to say that College of DuPage is thriving due to excellent stewardship of tax dollars. The institution increased its unallocated fund balance by more than $39.5 million to $177.2 million, or 54.8% of the College’s operating budget from 30.9 percent in FY2008. College of DuPage recently received reaffirmation of the coveted Triple-A (Aaa/AAA) bond rating from Moody's Investors Services and Standard & Poor's, the highest rating possible. In November 2010, we secured passage of a $168 million referendum for physical improvements during a particularly difficult election cycle. This was the second largest referendum approved in the country that election cycle and was an exceptional expression of public trust.
Following is a list of our many significant outcomes during the past four years. I ask that you take a moment to read this document and, if possible, share our successes with your colleagues. College of DuPage is one of the finest and largest institutions of its kind in the country. We will continue to earn the public's trust by ensuring that COD remains the region's primary source of education, cultural experience and workforce development.
Dr. Robert L. Breuder
President, College of DuPage
Office of the President
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Boulevard
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President Breuder’s Huffington Post Blog
Read Dr. Robert L. Breuder's Blog on the Huffington Post website.
Dr. Breuder appears on Chamber Connection, produced by NCTV17 in partnership with the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Breuder looks back at his first 3 years at COD
Dr. Breuder reflects on his first three years at COD.
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