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.
Advisor and Transfer Coordinator
Advisors by Interest Area
Business and Technology
Accounting – Wes Bertram
Accounts Clerk – Wes Bertram
Agriculture – Vicki Schulz
Automotive – Vicki Schulz
Business Administration – Wes Bertram
Clerical Business/Clerk Typist – Wes Bertram
CNC Machining – Vicki Schulz
Computer Science/Computer Technician – Beth Groshans
Cosmetology – Vicki Schulz
Customer Service – Vicki Schulz
Desktop Publishing – Wes Bertram
Early Childhood Education – Vicki Schulz
Equine Science – Vicki Schulz
Industrial Training/Manufacturing – Vicki Schulz
Industrial Electronics and Controls
Information Systems/Word Processing – Wes Bertram
Information Technology – Healthcare – Beth Groshans
Mechatronics – Vicki Schulz
Nail Technician – Vicki Schulz
Paraprofessional – Vicki Schulz
Quickbooks – Wes Bertram
Tax Preparer – Wes Bertram
Welding – Vicki Schulz
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts
Art – Vicki Schulz
Associate of General Studies – Vicki Schulz or Wes Bertram
Criminal Justice – Wes Bertram
English – Wes Bertram
Graphic Design – Vicki Schulz
History – Wes Bertram
Human Social Services – Wes Bertram
Liberal Arts – Vicki Schulz
Mass Communications – Wes Bertram
Music – Vicki Schulz
Political Science – Wes Bertram
Professional Education – Vicki Schulz
Psychology – Wes Bertram
Sociology – Wes Bertram
Spanish – Vicki Schulz
Speech – Vicki Schulz
Theatre – Vicki Schulz
Web Design – Vicki Schulz
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Associate of Engineering Science – Beth Groshans
Biology – Beth Groshans
Biology Education – Vicki Schulz
Chemistry – Beth Groshans
Engineering – Beth Groshans
Environmental Science – Beth Groshans
Geology – Beth Groshans
Mathematics – Beth Groshans
Physics – Beth 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 provides academic support to low-income, disabled, and first-generation college students. Services include academic advice and course selection assistance, tutoring, and transfer planning.
Project Succeed Advisor
Ask an Advisor
Use our Ask an Advisor page to find a list of frequently asked questions or submit your own question.