Position: President of Kennedy-King College since 2018. Kennedy-King College is a public, urban community college with an approximate enrollment of 5,500 students. The college is located in the Englewood Community in Chicago and is one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.
Previous Positions: Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL; Associate Provost at Des Moines Area Community College (IA); Vice President of Student Affairs, Weatherford College (TX); Dean of Student Affairs at Hillsborough Community College (FL); Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Deputy Vice President of Student Affairs at The City University of New York, Medgar Evers College (NY); Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Trinity University (DC).
Affiliations: Board of Directors of the Chicago Englewood Chamber of Commerce; Board of Director of St. Bernard Hospital (tenure begins Spring 2021); Advisory Board of MetroEdge Technologies; Leadership Advisory Board for Chicago Youth Center; Bronzeville Community Advising Counsel; Englewood STEM High School Steering Committee; Board of Directors of New Star Services; Latino Community Advisory Committee of the City of Chicago Heights; Higher Learning Commission College Peer Reviewer.
Engagement within state: Currently serves on the 16th Ward Planning and Development Committee; Currently serves on the Englewood Invest Southwest Community Roundtable.
List past AACC conventions attended by year: 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, & 2020 (registered but conference canceled)
List AACC Professional Development participation: Currently serves on AACC’s Commission on Institutional Infrastructure & Transformation. Attended AACC’s Presidents Academy Summer Institute, 2018; AACC New Presidents Academy, 2018; AACC Future Presidents Institute, 2012; AACC Workforce Development Institute, 2020
Education: Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from Iowa State University; M.A. in Teaching from Trinity University; B.A. in Communication from Howard University; and A.A. from Kingsborough Community College.