Sunil Chand, Ed.D.


Dr. Sunil Chand is Professor and Director  of  the Ed.D. program in Higher Education and Organizational Change at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois

In 2016 he accepted responsibilities also as Associate Dean, College of Education  and Health Services.

He began his career as a faculty member and department head  at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India, where he also earned his Masters degree in Literature. Moving to the United States, he taught at Kent State University, earning  his Ph.D.  in Literature, writing on Shakespeare. Soon after, he began his career in community colleges, working as a part-time tutor at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. Ten years later, he left as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, with professional contributions to developmental education and TRIO programs, leadership of faculty, and development of academic programs.

Dr. Chand spent the next three years in the United Kingdom, as Vice President,  Academic Affairs, at Richmond, the American University in London. Sunil led its conversion to a graduate school with the design and launch of an international MBA.

Returning to the United States as Executive Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Ohio he contributed service at the campus, local, state and national levels.   Eleven years later, Dr. Chand was appointed President, College of DuPage, in Illinois. His leadership there demonstrated the responsibilities colleges have for dealing with issues that include the environment and sustainability, college affordability, technology, access, strengthening the community’s  institutions,  and improving the readiness, persistence and graduation of students in programs that lead to productive academic careers and employment.

Professionally, Dr. Chand has contributed to commissions,  task forces and committees of local, state and national organizations including the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Ohio Board of Regents, American Council on Education, College Board, American Association of Community Colleges  and League for Innovation in the Community College.