The college will host a public event celebrating Dr. Mitchell’s presidency and retirement on May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the U-Building Auditorium on the Main Campus.
Mitchell, JJC's ninth president, will retire on Aug. 31, 2022. She was unanimously approved as the college’s president by the JJC Board of Trustees in Sept. 2016. Prior to that, she had served in the role of interim president at the college since March 2016.
Mitchell has worked at the college for over 25 years, having started as an administrative assistant in the CIOS department in 1996. In 2001, she served as the program management specialist in Adult and Family Services, followed by the assistant to the director of administrative services in 2002. In 2004 she became interim director of administrative services, and then the director of business and auxiliary services in 2005. In September 2012, she was appointed to the role of VP of administrative services.
Mitchell received her doctorate in community college leadership from National-Louis University in June 2012. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business and technology from Governors State University. She earned an associate degree in microcomputers for business and computer programming from JJC in 1998.