Chapman and Gotsch Join Columbia
Warren K. Chapman, previously the University of Illinois Chicago Vice Chancellor and a Columbia College trustee, joined Columbia College Chicago in June in an interim role as senior vice president for a two-year term. Kenneth C. Gotsch also joined the college in May as the new Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer.
During his two-year term, Warren Chapman will ensure a smooth transition between the presidency of Warrick L. Carter, who will retire in August 2013, and a new president. Chapman, who has been a Columbia College Trustee since 2003, also will oversee the implementation of the college’s year-long self-evaluation of programs and operations called Blueprint | Prioritization.
Chapman has more than 20 years of experience in education, most recently serving as vice chancellor for external affairs at University of Illinois Chicago since 2006. Prior to joining UIC, Chapman was the vice president for corporate philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase. His career also encompasses nine years with the Joyce Foundation, six years with Illinois State Board of Education, and six years with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. He began his career in the Illinois Department of Corrections directing programs for youthful offenders.
Chapman earned a doctorate degree in educational policy studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in the politics of education, educational policy, and social foundations of education. He holds a Master of Arts degree in inner city studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art with a concentration in sculpture. For more than sixteen-years, Chapman served as a visiting assistant professor for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Prior to joining Columbia as CFO and vice president of Business Affairs, Kenneth Gotsch served as CFO and Vice Chancellor of Finance for the City Colleges of Chicago since 2005, responsible for directing the District’s overall operating budget. Gotsch served as CFO of the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as Chicago Public Schools before taking the City Colleges post in 2005. He also has held previous positions with the Chicago Department of Revenue, Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission and Price Waterhouse.
Gotsch earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Public Finance from the University of Chicago Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies.