Office of the President
Welcome to Triton!
I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as the President of Triton College. I fully embrace the important responsibility of leading the college in providing student-centered programs and services with excellence. During my decades-long career at Triton, I've had the opportunity to witness so many members of our community taking advantage of the educational programs and services we offer to help them achieve their academic, career and personal goals.
My commitment is to lead our highly qualified faculty and staff in supporting the needs of our students through the use of innovative technology and campus initiatives. As change occurs in the workplace and the world, our institution continues to move forward with a strong focus on student success. I am confident that you will find great opportunities at Triton as you endeavor to fulfill your goals and realize your dreams.
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3200
Mary-Rita Moore, Triton College President
Mary-Rita Moore was appointed president of Triton College in November of 2015. With over 36 years of experience at Triton, President Moore has worked at the front line of the institution, supporting the enrollment process for students and serving as Academic Advisor. She assisted significantly more students in the pursuit of their dreams for an education as the associate dean of Student Services, and later, the dean of Enrollment Services. In those roles, President Moore implemented new initiatives to improve retention and completion rates at Triton and worked collaboratively with academic faculty and administrators to streamline the registration process.
In 2012, she was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning, where she was responsible for overseeing the Center for Teaching Excellence as well as the Research & Institutional Effectiveness and Technology & Innovation departments. She also led the development of Triton's seven-year strategic plan while serving a critical role in the Higher Learning Commission 2013 reaffirmation visit.
President Moore holds strong ties to Triton's district. A native from the Village of Norridge, she graduated from Ridgewood High School, and is a graduate of Dominican University, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration.
Moore has been recognized for her campus innovations, implementing technology solutions to improve efficiency in service and improving the "front door" experience for Triton's students and families. President Moore is honored to provide mentorship for new leaders and is most passionate about engaging the community in advancing and integrating student success initiatives on the Triton College campus.
President's Office Staff
Brenda Jones Watkins
Special Assistant to the President
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3291
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3290
20 on 20 with the President
President Moore invites you to join her this year for a time of dialogue about matters important to you! The President will meet one-on-one during day 20* of every month for 20 minutes of conversation. If you would like to engage with the president in an upcoming "20 on 20", call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3742 to schedule your appointment.
*Dates may be other than the 20th due to weekends or special events.
"20 on 20" is an exciting opportunity for engaging with the campus community!
- Monday, December 20, 2021
- Thursday, January 20, 2022
- Monday, February 21, 2022
- Monday, March 21, 2022
- Wednesday, April 20, 2022
- Friday, May 20, 2022
- Monday, June 20, 2022
Leadership at Triton
Associate VP of Athletics and Athletic Activities
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Executive Director of Grants Development
Dean of Business and Technology
Assistant VP of Technology and Innovation
Associate VP of Information Systems
Dean of Health Careers and Public Service Programs
Associate VP of Academic Innovations and Workforce Education
Dean of Retention and Student Engagement
Associate VP of Human Resources
Jodi Koslow Martin*
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Associate VP of Facilities
Dean of Adult Education
Dean of Academic Success
Executive Director of Finance
Executive Director of Business Operations
Assistant Dean of Continuing Education
Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Accreditation
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
Director of Admissions
Dean of Continuing Education
Vice President of Business Services
Associate Dean of Business and Technology
Executive Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Director of Faculty Development and Student Success
Director of Marketing Services
Brenda Jones Watkins*
Special Assistant to the President
*President's Cabinet Member
Maywood Triton College Planetarium Day - July 31, 2021
New Student Orientation - June 16, 2021
Adult Education Graduation - May 17, 2021
Automotive Department Commencement - May 15, 2021
Arbor Day Tree Planting - April 30, 2021
TRIUMPH & SURGE Induction Ceremony - March 18, 2021
GLoW Camp (Girls Learning to Weld) & Future of Industry Award Presentation - November 7, 2020
Fall Family Fun Fest Reimagined - September 26, 2020
Backpack Giveback Event - August 8, 2020
Summer Pop-Up Picnic - July 29. 2020
Cap & Gown Curbside Pickup - July 23, 2020
HIA Donation to Local Food Pantry - May 6, 2020
Virtual Communities of Care, Pet Owners Social - April 17, 2020
Wrestling Team Send-Off to National Tournament - March 4, 2020
Pack the Place Basketball Games - February 12, 2020
Faculty Tuan Dean, ALEKS All-Star Educator Award Presentation - February 4, 2020
Transfer Center Grand Opening & Open House - February 3, 2020
Spring Adjunct Faculty Workshop - January 18, 2020
Spring Faculty Workshop - January 17, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester Selfies - January 2020
The Community Advisory Committee was created in April, 2008 by the Triton College Board of Trustees and President to enhance communication throughout the community. Members bring information about the needs of the community to the college while serving as ambassadors for Triton in their communities. The CAC meets quarterly. Meetings for FY 20 are August 8, 2019, November 12, 2019, February 13, 2020 and April 15, 2020.
Statement of Purpose
The Triton College Community Advisory Committee will act as a guide to facilitating feedback and recommending initiatives which yield better learning outcomes, a strong workforce, and collaboration with communities and students served by District 504. Through its work the Community Advisory Committee will ensure Triton College remains responsive to its community and fulfills its Mission.
River Grove Police Dept.
Triton Adjunct Faculty
Director of Operations
Frank Caira III
Caira Super Service
Retired Assist. Superintendent of Curriculum
AVP of Academic Innovations
& Workforce Education
Director of HR
Director of Operations
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Broadview Plant Manager
Mary Ann Pusateri
Partnership Financial Credit Union
Leyden Family Services
& Mental Health Center
Director of HR & Safety
Moore About Triton College