POSITION: Since 2006, president of Lincoln Land Community College, a public institution with a main campus in Springfield, Illinois, and eight additional sites throughout 15 counties in central Illinois.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: President of Community College Alliance and vice president of the Virtual Campus, Franklin University; provost – Lawrenceville Campus, assistant academic vice president for continuing/corporate education and chair of Department of Nursing, Georgia Perimeter College; associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, dean for nursing, coordinator graduate psychiatric/mental health nursing, Georgia State University; assistant professor of nursing, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University; clinical program coordinator of Psychiatry, McGuire VA Hospital.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards and commissions: AACC Commission on Student Success; president of the Mid-Illinois Medical District Commission; Land of Lincoln Workforce Investment Board; Memorial Health System Corporation Board; Reserve Forces Policy Board of Secretary of Defense Office. Past service: president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents; Illinois Board of High Education Military Prior Learning Assessment Task Force; Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Board; National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Board; president of the Georgia Nurses Association; United Way Central Illinois Chair.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Virginia; M.S. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, and B.S. Nursing, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.
OTHER: Past service for AACC Commissions/Task Force: Workforce Commission, Communications and Marketing Commission, AACC SEED Sustainability Task Force. Awarded: PTK Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, Springfield Business Journal Woman of Influence. Served 21 years in the Georgia Army National Guard, Colonel and deputy director of the Medical Command. Presentations: National Professional Nursing conferences on nursing practice and leadership, AACC on Entry into Nursing Practice, Illinois Community College Trustee Association on Ethics.