Harris retires with more than 30 years in higher education administration. She was appointed chancellor of St. Louis Community College in 2007 after serving briefly as interim chancellor. Harris has positioned STLCC as a premier provider of training to the plant and life sciences industry, and envisioned a new Corporate Center that will support the economic development of the region and future viability and growth of STLCC. Among her honors, Harris has received the AACC Leadership Award and the Lifetime Achiever Award in Education from the St. Louis American newspaper. Previously, she served 16 years as president of Parkland College in Illinois.