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Academic and Student Services Administration

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

Dr. Jennifer Grobe, Associate Dean, Nursing and Allied Health Contact

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

Kathy Bangasser, Director, Financial Aid Contact

Jeremy Bradt, Director, Enrollment and Records Contact

Karen Brown, Director, Human Resources Contact

Joan Miller, Coordinator, Academic Technology Resources Contact

Carolyn Petsche, Director, Learning & Transitional Education Services Contact

Anthony Sago, Director, TRiO Services Contact

Leslie Schmidt, Director, Marketing & Community Relations Contact


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Tim Hood
Chris Kuberski
Executive Vice President
Jill Janssen
Vice President of Administrative Services
Liz Gerber
Vice President of Student Development & Support Services
Scott Anderson
Vice President of Business, Technology, and Community Programs contact


Strategic Plan

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


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