Dr. Joe Kanosky Tim Hood Jill Janssen
President and CEO Executive Vice President Vice President of
Liz Gerber, Vice President, Student Development & Support Services Contact
Scott Anderson, Dean of Business and Technology Contact
Donna Kauke, Dean of Health, Natural Science & Mathematics Contact
Jim Phillips, Interim Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts Contact
Kathy Bangasser, Director of Financial Aid Contact
Jeremy Bradt, Director of Enrollment and Records Contact
Joan Miller, Coordinator, Academic Technology Resources Contact
Carolyn Petsche, Director, Learning & Transitional Education Services Contact
The community-wide strategic planning council began its work in the fall of 2008 and completed its assignment in the late spring of 2009. Throughout the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010, the College’s cabinet, leadership team, academic divisions and other departments focused on bringing this plan to life.
Work has begun on developing Highland's next strategic plan which will guide us through the next five years.
Highland Community College contracted with the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University in 2014-15 to conduct an environmental scan of the College's four-county district in order to help shape our strategic planning. Utilizing a wide range of data sources, this environmental scan presents the latest demographic, workforce, and educational trends in the the region which covers the northwest Illinois counties of Stephenson, Ogle, Jo Daviess, and Carroll.
Data sources used for the scan not only include public agencies such as the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois State Board of Education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Education Statistics, and Illinois Department of Revenue, but also subscription-based resources from private, for-profit companies such as Alteryx, EASI Analytics, and Esri.
Core Values of the College
Principles of Operation
Grounded in purpose
Sense of humor
Climate that promotes competence
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