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 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.
President's Office Staff
Brenda Jones Watkins
Special Assistant to the President
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3291
Executive Assistant to the President
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3742
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
(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!
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Friday, December 20, 2019
- Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- Thursday, February 20, 2020
- Thursday, March 19, 2020
- Monday, April 20, 2020
- Wednesday, May 20, 2020
- Monday, June 22, 2020
Leadership at Triton
Associate VP of Finance and Business Services
Dean of Students
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Associate VP of Communications and Institutional Advancement
Dean of Business and Technology
Assistant VP of Technology and Innovation
Associate VP of Information Systems
Interim Dean of Health Careers and Public Service Programs
Associate VP of Academic Innovations and Workforce Education
Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations
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 Arts and Sciences
Dean of Adult Education
Director of Grants Compliance
Executive Director of Finance
Executive Director of Business Operations
Director for the Vice President of Student Affairs
Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Accreditation
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
Associate Dean of College Readiness
Director of Corporate Outreach - Continuing Education
Director of Grants and Pre-Award Operations
Director of Admissions
Executive Director of Grants Development
Vice President of Business Services
Executive Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Director of Faculty Development and Student Success
Director of Marketing Services
Dean of Continuing Education
Special Assistant to the President
Associate Dean of Enrollment Services
*President's Cabinet Member
Annual Corn Roast - September 18, 2019
Tree Campus USA Tree Planting - September 11, 2019
Alumni Association Glow Golf Outing - September 6, 2019
First Day of Fall Semester 2019 - August 19, 2019
Backpack Give Back Resource Fair - August 3, 2019
Adult Education Commencement Ceremony - May 23, 2019
"President for a Day" Student from Hester Middle School - May 23, 2019
Commencement 2019 - May 18, 2019
Nurse Pinning Ceremony - May 16, 2019
TCSA Recognition Dinner - May 10, 2019
Student Honors Social - May 9, 2019
TRIO Participant Awards Ceremony - May 2, 2019
Student Success Fest - May 1, 2019
HIA High School "Mystery Basket" Cooking Competition - April 26, 2019
Retirement & Recognition Ceremony - April 25, 2019
Athletic BBQ - April 23, 2019
Alumni Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - April 11, 2019
Learning Improvement Summit - April 5, 2019
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.
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
Dr. Ralph Lee
Retired High School Board Member
Director of HR
Director of Operations
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Triton Board of Trustees
Broadview Plant Manager
Leyden Family Services
& Mental Health Center
Director of HR & Safety