During the District Board of Trustees meeting on April 9, 2019, Dr. John Avendano was approved to become the College President, effective July 22, 2019.
Dr. Avendano is currently the president and CEO of Kankakee Community College in Illinois. He has more than 30 years of community college experience including previously serving as the president of the Illinois Council of Public Community College Presidents and the past chair of the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium President’s Council in Illinois.
Dr. Avendano’s educational experience includes a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a master’s degree in adult continuing education, both from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in educational administration and foundations from Illinois State University.