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Alan Wenzel


Director of the Leadership Institute
Office Number: M-205


Alan Wenzel, speech and communications instructor: B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A., Central Michigan University.

Alan Wenzel has been an HCC speech communication instructor for 31 years and has earned an Illinois Community College Trustees Award and Faculty Excellence Award in 1984 and 1998. Nearly every year the community members nominate him as one of Highland’s outstanding instructors. Alan’s classes are designed to encourage students to interact with one another while they learn and apply effective communication principles and strategies. Since 1991, Alan has added to his campus teaching duties, by directing the Leadership Institute and the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum. The Institute and the Forum strive to identify and encourage emerging and potential leaders in the northwest Illinois region. As part of these programs, participants are provided nine-months of study that focuses on various leadership and community issues.  


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