UIC Urban Forum



Juan Salgado

President and CEO, President and CEO

Juan Salgado has been the President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino (Instituto) since 2001 where he led the organization through a period of national award winning recognition and historic growth spurred by a focus on creating partnerships, enhancing core competencies, leading innovation, providing quality services, and participating in targeted advocacy. Under his leadership, Instituto has established best- practice educational and workforce models resulting in significant economic mobility and wellbeing for Chicago families. In recognition of this innovation and impact, Juan was selected to join the prestigious MacArthur Fellows class of 2015.