President of the College of DuPage Resigns to Become Leader of the Naval Postgraduate School

Ann Rondeau, president of the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, has announced she will leave the college at the end of December to become president of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Dr. Rondeau became the College of DuPage’s sixth president in May 2016. She is the first woman to ever hold the position. When she first began her tenure as president, the college was at risk for losing its accreditation, after the Higher Learning Commission placed it on two years’ probation. Dr. Rondeau was able to lift the school’s probation last November after she addressed a number of problems concerning the college’s governance, financial status, ethics policies, and board of trustees.

Dr. Rondeau retired from the Navy as a three-star admiral in 2012. She was the second woman to ever achieve the rank. She later served as a partner and independent consultant with the IBM Watson Group.

Upon her resignation, Dr. Rondeau stated, “I have so much respect, affection and affinity for our College of DuPage community,” she said. “We are a remarkable place and we have remarkable people working with dedication in the honorable and diligent mission of teaching and learning.”

Dr. Rondeau holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York, a master’s degree in comparative government from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an educational doctorate from Northern Illinois University.


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