JJC Board Approves New College President

The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Debra Daniels as the next college president at their Dec. 13 meeting.
Daniels will become the college’s eighth president when she begins her contract March 1, 2012. Her appointment ends the college’s three-month national search which garnered over two dozen applications and three final candidates. The 14-member search committee included faculty, administrators and staff and was chaired by JJC Board Chair Barbara DeLaney and JJC Trustee and Board Secretary Andy Mihelich.  
Daniels, who has over 30 years of higher education experience, is currently the president of San Bernardino Valley College in California. Previously, she served as district vice president for academics and student services for Polk State College in Florida.
A community college graduate herself, she holds an associate of applied science in dental assisting from Delta College; a bachelor of science in allied health education from Ferris State University in Michigan; a master of vocational and technical education from and a doctorate in education, both from the University of Illinois.
The college began its search shortly after former president Dr. Gena Proulx lost her three-year battle with fallopian tube cancer in August.
For more information, contact Kelly Rohder at (815) 280-2915 or krohder@jjc.edu. For a full biography on Dr. Daniels, visit the Joliet Junior College website at www.jjc.edu.

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