The President is Wayne D. Watson, Ph.D, who leads the administration of the university. The diverse areas that come under this structure require the dedication and support from a wide range of professional individuals to meet the needs of our unique students. The executive officers are members of the President's Executive Council (PEC), a twenty-member team that helps all operations of the university run smoothly.
Chicago State University is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, six members appointed by the Governor, and a student elected by the general student body. The Board's primary objective is to commence service in the public interest to promote and foster the ability of the University to offer courses of instruction, conduct research and offer public services as are now provided and may be prescribed in the future by the Board and to promote and foster the general welfare of the university, students, faculty, and staff.
The academic areas come under the leadership of the Provost for Academic and Student Affairs, ably assisted by the individual deans, associate and assistant deans, and directors. The administrative structure areas come under the leadership of both an Executive Vice President for Administrative and External Affairs, and a Vice President of Planning, Research and Sponsored Programs, also assisted by various directors and associate, assistant directors.
Campus evacuation plans and keep informed about important changes in campus climate.