Andrew C. Sund, Ph.D.,
President of St. Augustine College is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the institution. His tenure as president began in 2008. During that period Dr. Sund has turned the College from a period of uncertainty to one of growth and stability. The college has developed new bachelor’s degrees, workforce development programs, opened additional sites, increased and improved the College’s physical infrastructure, developed strategic partnerships with numerous public and private entities and increased enrollment by 35%. During his presidency Dr. Sund has received numerous recognitions such as the Community Leadership award from Latino Leaders magazine in 2016, and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Schools recognized St. Augustine as the most Outstanding Institution of the year in 2013.
Prior to his position as President, Dr. Sund was Dean of Workforce and Community Education at Olive Harvey College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. He occupied this position from 2004 through 2008. In that capacity he was responsible for various certificate programs in technical fields and continuing education courses.
From 1991 through 2004 Dr. Sund worked at St. Augustine College in a variety of positions. He was a History instructor, Academic advisor, Director of Institutional Research, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment, acting Vice-president of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Student Affairs. He successfully wrote grants that funded the Student Support Services program on various cycles and brought internet connectivity to the College. In collaboration with a colleague, he published an American History textbook in Spanish that is used by St. Augustine’s students. He also pioneered the use of multi-media in the classroom. He coordinated the process and wrote the applications that brought the Bachelor of Social Work, the college’s first Bachelor’s degree, and the Associate of General Studies. As an administrator he led, the academic areas of the institution during a particularly difficult period, securing accreditation and increased enrollments.
Also, Dr. Sund is the past president of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, a Board member of the Chicago Bilingual Nursing Consortium and of ChileAmigo, a social organization. Additionally, he is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and has been a political analyst for Univision channel 66 in Chicago for over 15 years.
Dr. Sund received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s degree in History from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.