Executive Administration

Tim Hood         

Tim Hood                             Chris Kuberski                       Jill Janssen
President and CEO              Executive Vice President       Vice President of

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Academic and Student Services Administration

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

Strategic Plan


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. 

2010-2015 Strategic Plan

Work has begun on developing Highland's next strategic plan which will guide us through the next five years.

Environmental Scan

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.

2014 Environmental Scan


Core Values and Principles of Operation


Core Values of the College

Principles of Operation
Grounded in purpose
Mutual respect
Sense of humor
Shared responsibility
Climate that promotes competence

Employee Characteristics


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