Joliet Junior College's leadership plays a pivotal role in guiding the college into the future.
The President is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is the Chief Executive Officer of the college.
Dr. Yolanda Farmer
Executive Vice President*
The Executive Vice President (EVP) provides leadership for the divisions of Academic Affairs, Information Technology and Student Development. The EVP is the strategic partner to the president and leads institutional initiatives such as the strategic plan, Workday implementation, COVID-19 support, and other institutional projects to advance the college's mission and vision.
Vice President of Student Development *
Encompassing the offices that provide services to students, including Athletics, Admissions, Financial Aid, Counseling and Advising, Registration, Records, Transcript Evaluations, Student Activities, Disability Services, Multicultural student resources, Placement testing, and Career services.
Dr. Amy Gray
Vice President of Academic Affairs *
Academic Affairs is comprised of strong academic programs that are supported by quality faculty members.
Dr. Nicole Whitehead
Chief Human Resources Officer*
The Human Resources Department provides quality service and assistance to JJC employees and members of the community, promoting the mission and core values of the college.
Executive Director of Communications & Marketing *
This division advances JJC's brand image, enrollment, and other institutional initiatives through global and targeted integrated marketing plans; leads the development of key institutional publications; and implements strategies to promote the college’s image on local, regional and national levels through a tactical traditional and new media agenda. This division also oversees the college’s legislative relations activities at the state and federal levels.
Chief Information Officer *
This division encompasses IT support, service desk, media services, academic computing labs, and is responsible for securing the campus computing environment.
Dr. Escortina Ervin
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance
The Executive Director provides leadership to the President's Diversity and Inclusion Council and implementation of the Diversity Plan. The department serves as a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion for faculty, staff and students which promotes the mission and core values of the college. The Executive Director also oversees diversity-related compliance issues.
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
Institutional Advancement is an integrated function of fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, scholarships and grant-writing that positions JJC to secure external resources and support from stakeholders by demonstrating value, quality, and accountability. The JJC Foundation is also housed in the Institutional Advancement office.
Executive Assistant to the President
The Executive Assistant to the President provides daily support to the President and maintains a highly responsive relationship regarding day-to-day office management. This role acts as a liaison to President’s Cabinet, organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts.
* Denotes President's Cabinet member