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Highland advisors are here to help as a key resource — whether you plan on transferring to a four-year institution after Highland, jump-starting your trade, or completing a degree or certificate.

Your advisor will help you:

  • Choose a field of study.
  • Develop an academic plan.
  • Explore transfer schools.
  • Register for classes.
  • Check the completion status of a degree or certificate.
  • Connect you to campus and community resources.
  • Explain academic policies and procedures.
  • Discuss any concerns you have about your education.

Student Advisor offices are located on the first floor of the Student/Conference Center (building H). We’re available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters, Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the summer or after 5 p.m. by appointment. Advisors can meet face-to-face, virtually or via phone. For an appointment, call 815-599-3573.

Veterans and current military personnel may receive specialized assistance from the Veterans Coordinator, who is also a Student Advisor.

Meet our Advisors

Like most collegiate systems, the Highland student advisors are specialists in particular program areas, but they are also cross-trained. So, any advisor can answer questions about transferring, articulation, and other queries related to any field of study.

Wes Bertram standing outside.

Wes Bertram,

Email Wes
Call 815-599-3428

Vicki Schulz standing outside.

Vicki Schulz,
Advisor and Transfer Coordinator

Email Vicki
Call 815-599-3664

Beth Groshans standing outside.

Beth Groshans,

Email Beth
Call 815-599-3483

Advisors by Interest Area

Business and Technology

AccountingWes Bertram
Accounts ClerkWes Bertram
AgricultureVicki Schulz
AutomotiveVicki Schulz
Business AdministrationWes Bertram
Clerical Business/Clerk TypistWes Bertram
CNC MachiningVicki Schulz
Computer Science/Computer TechnicianBeth Groshans
CosmetologyVicki Schulz
Customer ServiceVicki Schulz
Desktop PublishingWes Bertram
Early Childhood EducationVicki Schulz
Equine ScienceVicki Schulz
Industrial Training/ManufacturingVicki Schulz
            Computer-Aided Design/Mech.
            Industrial Electronics and Controls
            Industrial Maintenance
Information Systems/Word ProcessingWes Bertram
            Computer Technician
            Office Administration
Information Technology – HealthcareBeth Groshans
            Medical Coding
            Medical Transcription
MechatronicsVicki Schulz
Nail TechnicianVicki Schulz
Paraprofessional – Vicki Schulz
QuickbooksWes Bertram
Tax PreparerWes Bertram
WeldingVicki Schulz

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Associate of Engineering Science – Beth Groshans
BiologyBeth Groshans
Biology EducationVicki Schulz
ChemistryBeth Groshans
EngineeringBeth Groshans
Environmental ScienceBeth Groshans
GeologyBeth Groshans
MathematicsBeth Groshans
PhysicsBeth Groshans
Pre-Chiropractic – Beth Groshans
Pre-Dentistry – Beth Groshans
Pre-Medical Technology – Beth Groshans
Pre-Medicine – Beth Groshans
Pre-Pharmacy – Beth Groshans
Pre-Veterinary Medicine – Beth Groshans

Project Succeed

Project Succeed provides academic support to low-income, disabled, and first-generation college students. Services include academic advice and course selection assistance, tutoring, and transfer planning.

Brian Moore standing outside.

Brian Moore,
Project Succeed Advisor

Email Brian
Call 815-599-3437

Ask an Advisor

Use our Ask an Advisor page to find a list of frequently asked questions or submit your own question.

Virtual Orientation