POSITION -- Since 2001, President of Waubonsee Community College, a public, comprehensive community college with four campuses in Sugar Grove, Aurora, and Plano, Illinois.
PREVIOUS -- Served as provost, executive vice president for Educational Affairs, assistant vice president for Instruction, assistant vice president for Student Development, dean of Student Development, Waubonsee Community College; executive assistant to the President, director of Personnel, Affirmative Action officer, director of Placement, College of Lake County; adjunct faculty member, Trinity College; assistant director of Student Affairs, Lyman Briggs Residential College at Michigan State University.
AFFILIATIONS -- President of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents; member of the American Council on Education Commission on Inclusion and the American Association of Community Colleges Sustainability Taskforce; member of the Illinois Pathways Advisory Council, Northern Illinois University Adult and Higher Education Advisory Council, the Rush-Copley Medical Center Board of Directors, the Marmion Academy Board of Trustees, and the Geneva Lions Club.
EDUCATION -- Ed.D., Adult Continuing Education, Northern Illinois University; M.A., College Student Personnel, Michigan State University; B.A., Psychology, Purdue University, with Highest Distinction.
OTHER -- Awarded: Outstanding Alumni Award, Northern Illinois University; Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award; National Council of Marketing and Public Relations District 3 Pacesetter of the Year Award; Quad County Urban League Lifetime Achievement Award; and national finalist for the American Association of Community Colleges Emerging Leadership award. Presentations: numerous American Association of Community Colleges Annual Conventions and Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress Conferences and other state, regional and national events. Publications: Marzano, W. and Sobek, C. (2010). “The Seeds of Success: Strategic planning helps colleges see the forest for the trees.” Community College Journal, 36+.