Chris Zorich

Chicago State University hires new leadership

Chicago State University is following some financially difficult years by bringing in new leadership, including a former federal prosecutor as the university's president and a former Chicago Bears defensive lineman as athletic director.

University officials announced Wednesday that Zaldwaynaka Scott is scheduled to take over as university president July 1. Scott is an attorney at Foley & Lardner and served on the university's board of trustees from 2009-13.

"I am familiar with the institution, having served on the board and having lived on the South Side for almost my entire life," Scott said. "I believe that at this point of the school's history, I...

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