North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sandra L. Simmons Matthews

Class Year: 
1977

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1988

Sandra Matthews is a senior program director of the Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund, wife of Gary Matthews, hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs; and a professional with a resume that includes director of public relations with seven City Colleges of Chicago and a long, successful career at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Matthews discovered her passion was to work in the media. As a result, one of her first jobs after graduation was at the Chicago Sun-Times. Many promotions took place over the years and Matthews was later recruited to head public relations at the City Colleges of Chicago, which reported to the Mayor’s Office. After her daughter, Paige, was born, Matthews left City Colleges and pursued her interest in child and family law by earning a masters of juris prudence in 2002 from Loyola Law School. For the last six years, she has consulted for Michael and Juanita Jordan on their private family endowment fund. Matthews served on North Central’s Board of Trustees from 1989-91.