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Silhouette of a man in gray on a light gray backgroundLiz Gerber
Chris Kuberski
Sam Agdasi
Vice President/CAO, Academic Services
Jill Janssen
Vice President/CFO, Administrative Services
Liz Gerber
Vice President/CSSO, Student Development and Support Services
Scott Anderson
Vice President, Business, Technology, and Community Programs contact

Academic and Student Services Administration

Jim Phillips, Dean, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts Contact

Dr. Brendan Dutmer, Dean, Natural Science and Mathematics Contact

Dr. Stephanie Eymann, Dean, Nursing and Allied Health Contact

Kathy Bangasser, Director, Financial Aid Contact

Jeremy Bradt, Director, Enrollment and Records Contact

Karen Brown, Director, Human Resources Contact

Position Vacant, Coordinator, Academic Technology Resources

Amanda Venhuizen, Director, Retention and Learning Services Contact

Anthony Sago, Director, TRiO Services Contact

Jeniece Smith, Director, Marketing & Community Relations Contact

Dr. Michelle Thruman, Director, Institutional Research Contact

Pete Norman, Director, Athletics & Physical Education Contact

Pete Fink, Director, ITS Contact

Kurt Simpson, Director, Facilities & Safety Contact

Rachel Feldhaus, Director, Adult Education Contact

Strategic Plan

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2023-2027 Strategic Plan

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 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

For more information about the College, contact the Office of Community Relations