City Colleges of Chicago Announces Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg as Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2014

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and author of the New York Times bestseller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead will deliver the commencement address at the City Colleges of Chicago graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 3rd at 1 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, Chicago, IL.

Prior to serving at Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and served as the chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton. Since Chancellor Hyman launched a Reinvention of City Colleges in 2010 to refocus the institution on both student access and success, City Colleges has nearly doubled its graduation rate and has awarded the highest number of degrees in City Colleges’ history.

Through the College to Careers and other City Colleges programs, students learn the skills needed to succeed on the job including soft skills such as working within a team, asserting their opinions to solve problems on the job, and networking effectively. For more information on City Colleges of Chicago, visit

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