Tim Hood
Chris Kuberski
Executive Vice President
Jill Janssen
Vice President of Administrative Services
Liz Gerber
Vice President of Student Development & Support Services

Academic and Student Services Administration

Scott Anderson, Vice President: Business, Technology, and Community Programs Contact

Brendan Dutmer, Interim Associate Dean of Natural Science and Math Contact

Jennifer Grobe, Interim Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Contact

Jim Phillips, 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




2017-2022 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 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


Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032