One of the foundations of Eli’s Cheesecake is the dedication to education and life long learning—for our people and the community. For us, these goals have been achieved because of the strong leadership of Dr. Charles Guengerich, the President of Wright College. In his 12 years as President of Wright and over 30 years at the City Colleges of Chicago, Dr. G has been totally committed to his students, his faculty and staff and the community. On June 30th, Dr. G. retired from Wright and the City Colleges of Chicago. In honor of his service, Eli’s hosted a luncheon on our Farmers Market Day that also kicked off the summer program with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; programs that were all made possible because of Dr. G’s commitment to the community.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman and 38th Ward Alderman Tim Cullerton thank Dr. Guengerich for his service to the community.

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Dr. Guengerich and wife, Diana, are joined by former Wright Vice President and later President of Harold Washington College, Nancy DeSombre, with her husband, Gene.

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Dr. Guengerich was joined by Lynn Walker, President of Truman College who previously served as Vice President of Wright.

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In honor of his support and leadership for the Father’s Day Bike Ride, Dr. Guengerich was named as the Grand Marshall for the 2012 Ride.