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Trustees approved a contract and officially appointed Dr. Joe M. Kanosky as the sixth president of Highland Community College

FREEPORT� During today�s [June 20, 2006] regular board meeting, Trustees approved a contract and officially appointed Dr. Joe M. Kanosky as the sixth president of Highland Community College. Dr. Kanosky has served in several administrative positions, most recently as acting president, since he joined the College in 1981.

�We are pleased to be able to officially name Dr. Kanosky as president of the College. He has the right combination of skills and a history of service to Highland.� said Board Chair Stephen Kroeger.

The Trustees approved a three-year contract with Dr. Kanosky that will be renewable annually. The Trustees researched presidential contracts at 19 community colleges before agreeing to terms. The president�s contract is consistent with other colleges of similar size, budget, and district geography. Dr. Kanosky�s appointment will be effective July 1.

Dr. Kanosky accepted the director of support services position in 1981 and <a href="" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none;color:#8a8a8a">funny pictures</a> then headed up the vocational/technical or business and technology division of the College for 13 years before transferring to the community and corporate education division in 1996. He became vice president for student and community services in 2000 and vice president for institutional and community development in 2003. He earned his doctorate in Educational Administration and Foundations in 1983 from Illinois State University. Dr. Kanosky holds a master�s degree in Educational Administration and Foundations and a bachelor�s degree in English. He started his career as a high school English teacher.

During his tenure with Highland Community College, Dr. Kanosky has cultivated a broad range of experience within the college and in community service. Dr. Kanosky spearheaded the efforts to open the College�s satellite, Highland West. He has applied for and implemented several state and federal government grants and led accreditation committees. Kanosky also served as chief of the administrative negotiating team for the 2003 � 2005 and 2005 � 2006 contracts. He served as a member of the Freeport School District 145 Board of Education from 1997 � 2005 and as president from 2001 � 2003. He is a member of the Freeport Noon Rotary, Vision 20/20, and Project 2009.

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