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.

Mary-Rita Moore
Office: A-301
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3200

Mary-Rita Moore, Triton College President

Triton College President Mary-Rita Moore

Mary-Rita Moore was appointed president of Triton College in November of 2015 after serving as interim president since January of 2015. President Moore came to Triton in 1983, working 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.

President Moore is also active in her community. She has served on the regional board for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and has provided leadership to the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

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. In 2010, along with several colleagues, she received an award from the Des Plaines Valley Region (DVR) School/College Partnership for bringing the community together through education. Moore is honored to provide mentorship for new leaders and is most passionate about advancing and integrating student success initiatives on the Triton College campus.

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President's Office Staff

Brenda Jones Watkins
Special Assistant to the President
Office: A-307A
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3291

Josephine Fazio
Executive Assistant to the President

Office: A-301
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3742

Susan Page
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Office: A-301
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201

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!

20 on 20


  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019

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President's Cabinet

The President's cabinet consists of seven administrators (including the president), responsible for daily operation of the college. Members of the cabinet include:

Mary-Rita Moore

Debra Baker
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Derrell Carter
Associate Vice President of Communications & Institutional Advancement

Dr. Jodi Koslow Martin
Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Pamela Perry
Director of Planning and Accreditation

Sean Sullivan
Vice President of Business Services

Brenda Jones Watkins
Special Assistant to the President

Triton College Administrative Structure

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Photo Gallery

Deck the Mounds Holiday Festival of Trees - December 6, 2018
Deck the Mounds 1    Deck the Mounds 3
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Men's Basketball Championship Banner Unveiling & Coach of the Year Award - November 28, 2018

Triton College Foundation President's Reception - November 14, 2018

Fall Family Fun Fest - September 29, 2018

Adult Education & Family Literacy Week Celebration - September 24, 2018

Annual Corn Roast - September 12, 2018

Alumni Softball Game - September 8, 2018

Fall Faculty Workshop - August 17, 2018

Backpack Give Back Resource Fair - August 4, 2018

Bloomin' BBQ Employee Picnic - July 12, 2018

Tree Planting Dedication - July 11, 2018

Adult Education Commencement - May 24, 2018

Commencement 2018 - May 19, 2018

TRIO/TRIUMPH/SURGE Recognition Ceremony - May 3, 2018

Scholarship Breakfast - April 24, 2018

Retirement & Recognition Ceremony - April 26, 2018

STEAM Expo - March 21, 2018

Elmhurst College Agreement Signing - April 11, 2018

NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship - March 28, 2018

Tech Savvy - March 24, 2018

Sonography Day - March 10, 2018

Alumni Wall of Fame Induction - March 1, 2018

"One Book" Event - Faculty Panel Discussion of "Outcast United" - February 13, 2018

World Music Series - African Djembe Ensemble - February 8, 2018

Honda Acura Campus Visit - February 7, 2018

Spring Faculty Workshop - January 19, 2018

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Community Advisory Committee

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 19 are August 7, 2018, October 23, 2018, February 5, 2019 and April 17, 2019. 

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. 


Keith Aller
River Grove Police Dept.
Triton Adjunct Faculty

Tim Berger
Director of Operations
Sureway Tool

Frank Caira III
Caira Super Service

Barbara Dahly
Assist. Superintendent of Curriculum
District 89

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
General Manager
Blackstone Hotel
Nicholas Greifer
Director of Community
& Economic Development
Village of Brookfield

Linal Harris
Founder/Managing Principal
Insights 4 Life Coaching

Paul Jensen
AVP of Academic Innovations
& Workforce Education
Triton College

Kay Langston
Educational Consultant

Dr. Ralph Lee
Retired High School Board Member

Jim Madigan
Deputy Director
Oak Park Public Library
Matthew McConahy
Director of HR
Borg Warner

Paul McKenna
Starship Restaurant
Jason Mika
Jason Mika
Director of Operations
Sloan Valve

Jay Miller
Consulting Engineer
Mid-America Dynamics

Mary-Rita Moore
Triton College
Shawndra Morris
HR Manager
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Donna Peluso
Vice Chairwoman
Triton Board of Trustees
Adam Polakowski
Broadview Plant Manager
Elkay Manufacturing

Dr. Mary Jo Schuler
Bruce Sewick
Leyden Family Services
& Mental Health Center

Julie Snyder
Director of HR & Safety
Principal Manufacturing

Thea Thommen
Sonographer, Lurie Children's Hospital
Triton Alum

Cindy Vitek
Literacy Coach
District 89

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Reports, Presentations, and Publications

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